Let's focus on the aspects of life that are most greatly impacted by blindness and visual impairment.
With restored sight, patients can become less reliant on others.
For many, the ability to see means the ability to return to work and provide for their families.
2/3 of people who are blind are female, partly because in developing countries women have reduced access to services and inability to pay.
80% of what we learn is through sight–this means that the 19 million children who suffer from blindness or visual impairment have difficulty succeeding in school.
285 million people are blind or visually impaired, but 80% of them don't have to be. With access to sight-saving eye care, many of these people could regain their vision and everything they've lost along with it.
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