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Blindness avoided for millions of children

A boy and his eye surgeon stand outside a clinic after surgery, Ethiopia.
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In Ethiopia, a boy stands outside a clinic after undergoing sight-restoring eye surgery for a congenital cataract. Congenital cataract, a major cause of childhood blindness, is a cloudiness or opacification on the lens of the eye that is present at birth. It can lead to permanent blindness.

Ethiopia: 188 children treated for cataract

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