Af­ford­able Eye Care

Southasia - - BRIEFS -

In Rolpa District in Nepal, an oph­thal­mo­log­i­cal cen­tre has been es­tab­lished to pro­vide eye care ser­vices to lo­cal peo­ple at an af­ford­able rate. Funded by the pri­vately-run Rapti Eye Hos­pi­tal, the cen­tre will serve peo­ple liv­ing in some 22 vil­lage devel­op­ment com­mit­tees (VDCs) in Rolpa district. In Nepal, cataract is the most com­mon eye disease, which ac­counts for about 62 per cent of pre­ventable blind­ness in the coun­try. Ev­ery year, some 350,000 cataract surg­eries are per­formed in Nepal, but a large num­ber of peo­ple can­not af­ford the treat­ment due to its high cost.

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