Screening for Cataract Needed

Screening for Cataract NeededScreening for Cataract Needed

There are 450,000 blind and 90,000 visually impaired people at present in the country, said Dr Abbas Azimi, a board member of Iranian Optometric Association (IOA). Cataract is one of the leading causes of blindness and vision loss, and Iran is among the top ranking countries in cataract treatment, he said. “Around 6,000 surgeries per million per annum are performed as per data provided by the Health Ministry,” Azimi was quoted as saying by Mehr News Agency. He called for cataract screening across the country pointing out that many people who are not aware of the eye condition that can be treated by a simple surgery, lose their vision every year.


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