The international nonprofit HelpMeSee and the Lions Health Foundation of Alibag, India are working together to end cataract blindness, the leading cause of vision loss in India’s second most populous state, Maharashtra.
The partnership focuses on training in Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS).
Lions Health Foundation Alibag has begun planning construction for a new hospital in Raigad District.
Cataracts cause nearly two-thirds of all blindness in India, where over five million people are estimated to be blind. India’s Road Transport and Highways Minister says that in India cataracts account for more road accidents than alcohol.
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