OUR VISION IS CLEAR
We have set our sights on 20 - the price to give back sight

 

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In 1994 MOSS undertook the first survey of its kind to identify the main causes of blindness and partial sight in Madagascar. Approximately 70% of adult blindness is treatable and 90% of childhood blindness preventable. The majority of causes such as xerophthalmia (lack of vitamin A), glaucoma, diabetes and infective ulceration could have been avoided if preventative measures had been in place. Cataracts account for 60% of adult blindness and cataract surgery has been described by the WHO as one of the most cost-effective surgical interventions. Currently there is a developing National Eye Health Program and medication is usually either lacking or too expensive for the vast majority of the population.

 

Happily matters are starting to change fast - most is for the better.

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