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Blindness avoided for millions of children

A child with Amblyopia, Brazil.

Amblyopia is a reduced visual capacity in one or both eyes (commonly called lazy eye) in the absence of another specific eye disease. It is preventable and reversible if treated early. In Brazil, more than 1000 children were screened for low vision and hundreds were treated successfully.

Brazil: 27 ophthalmologists trained; 318 children treated for amblyopia

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