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Prevention of Corneal Blindness

Prevention of Corneal Blindness

Prevention of Corneal Blindness (This is the message from Pradip Mehra, Adviser to the Administrator, Union Territory of Chandigarh, U.T. Secretariat), Sector 9, Chandigarh – 160017) Nearly 2.0 million people suffer from corneal blindness in India. A majority of them are in the younger age group. Their sight can be restored only by corneal transplantation. Lakhs of people particularly childern are waiting for corneal transplatation. we need around 75,000 to 1.00 lac corneas per year to clear the backlog. To…

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