A patient is sitting on the floor in an operating room, he is next in line for cataract surgery; two attendants stand next to the surgeon during an operation. Verso: WHO/8688. India-Surgery. The Assembly line approach: In India, which country alone has some 2 million blind, the following calculation has been made: Assuming that a person losing sight before the age 21 may expect to live 40 years, the total period to be endured in darkness by the 600,000 young people concerend comes to more than 24 million years. Taking all age groups together, the total of sightless years to be endured by India's two million blind come to more than 41 million... The work of the Sitapur eye Hospital in Uttar Pradesh is a fine example of what surgery can do to counter blindness. He is waiting for the operating table to be free.
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World Health Organization; Source: Record; Research date: 20151218