Volume 2 Issue 14 - July 15, 2004
Good news for India’s visually challengedDNIS News Network -- The secretary of Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society of India, Amar Agarwal, has said that more than half of the 15 million blind people in India suffer from treatable blindness.
Mr Agarwal said that more than 50% of the Indian blind could be cured but people’s ignorance about the ailment and their indifference stands in the way of this development.
While addressing the two-day Indian Intraocular Implant and Refractive Surgery Convention, he said that all opthalmosurgeries sought quality of vision and not just restoration. He propagated the no-stitch, no-injury Phaconit method as the answer to India’s vast visually challenged population.
The president of the society, S.K. Das, encouraged doctors to visit all parts of the country and conduct camps for the poor. Realising the deteriorating doctor-patient relationship in the country, he wanted the glory of the profession restored.
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