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Blindness avoided for millions of children

A young boy does a low vision screening, Malaysia.

A Malaysian boy has an eye examination in a doctor's office. A key part of the overall effort is to screen children from younger than age one up to age 15 for refractive errors, such as near-sightedness, far-sightedness or astigmatism, as well as low vision conditions and eye diseases.

Malaysia: 586 286 children examined; 1495 children treated for low vision

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