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Face to face with chronic disease
Kuzhanthiammal's story: the gift of sight
WHO/Chris de Bode

Soon after her symptoms appeared, Kuzhanthiammal heard that a mobile diagnostic eye clinic was visiting a nearby village. The clinic is run by the Aravind Eye Hospital in Madurai, India, to reach people living in remote, rural villages.

Kuzhanthiammal went to the clinic, and within a few minutes, she was diagnosed with cataract.

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