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Childhood Cataract: Home to Hospital

Globally, there are 190,000 children who are blind from cataract.1 Cataract in children may be present at birth (congenital cataract) or may appear anytime during the first few years of life (developmental cataract). Childhood cataract is the most common treatable cause of childhood blindness, being responsible for 10–30% of all childhood blindness. A recent national […]

Coordinated approach needed to eliminate avoidable blindness

There are many reasons why hundreds of thousands of people across the country become blind. The unfortunate tale is that the majority of them suffer from either preventable or easily curable blindness. Proper intervention or surgery can help them to regain the precious gift of sight. Dr M A Muhit, an eminent Bangladeshi ophthalmologist, who […]

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