A fe key statistics to share from a 2010 WHO report

Information from surveys done between 2001 and 2008 of over 50 years old: In Africa, 5,888,000 -15% of global population who are blind 20,407,000 -8.3% of global population who are low vision 26,295,000 – 9.2% of global population who are visually impaired (less than China and India) In World, 285 million Visually impaired 39 million Read more about A fe key statistics to share from a 2010 WHO report[…]

Some thought provoking facts surface after KBT director’s recent Africa trip

– 80-87 percent of individuals who are blind are in developing countries.– 80-85 percent of blindness is preventable, though the number of blind caused by infections diseases is decreasing. In the developing world, cataracts are the largest cause amongst adults and hygiene of pregnant mother is the largest cause amongst new-born– 90-95 percent do not Read more about Some thought provoking facts surface after KBT director’s recent Africa trip[…]