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The north eastern Indian state of Bihar is one of the worst affected places in the world for cataract blindness. Over half a million people in Bihar are blind. Cataract blindness is curable. Akhand Jyoti Eye Hospital are one of very few hospitals in Bihar curing the blind for free. They currently cure over 100 blind patients every day, completely free of charge. AJEH are committed to The World Health Organisation's goal of eradicating curable blindness worldwide by the year 2020. For this to be a reality in India it is a race against time. The Savitri Waney Charitable Trust support the work of AJEH by subsidising cataract surgeries. Pictured: Akhand Jyoti Eye Hospital (AJEH) was established in 2006 by Bihari born Mritunjay Tiwary. "In the first year we did 10,,, surgeries, the community gave us a huge response. " AJEH is one of the very few eye hospitals curing the blind for free in Bihar. ? Sophie Gerrard / eyevine
2011-02-02
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