Eye Health - Ask the Specialist
A normal eyesight is important to lead an independent and healthy life. To keep your eye problems at bay, get your eye health-related questions answered by the specialist who helps you see things crystal clear.
Blindness is a major health burden in India. The country's 12 million population is blind and it is estimated to grow to 15 million by the year 2020. Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in India and it accounts for 62.6% of blindness in the country. Refraction Error and Glaucoma are other major causes of blindness in India, respectively.
In case of gradual loss of sight, the brain compensates for it for some years, but after a point it is unable to handle it. In India, around 550 million people, about half the country's population, need vision correction but are not taking any measures to correct it, says a study by World Health Organization (WHO). The country, the study states, loses $37 billion (about Rs 203,500 crore) in annual productivity on account of poor eye vision among its population.
Lybrate is bringing you an expert - Dr. S Bharti, Director & Senior Consultant, Bharti Eye Foundation - through its initiative 'Ask the Specialist' to help you get your eye problems-related questions answered by a specialist.
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