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Blindness avoided for millions of children

A group of young children in a hospital room playing, China.

Chinese children play as they recover from surgery for congenital cataract. They were treated at a new eye center for children that was established in Beijing by the WHO-LIONS project. Cataract surgery is one of the most cost-effective treatments that can be offered in developing countries.

China: 4304 ophthalmologists trained to screen or treat eye diseases; 127 children given cataract surgery

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