Editorial: Combat Blindness International
78 tuesday: blindness 06/19/19 sometimes the most life-changing health improvements are the simplest.
For 35 years combat blindness international, headquartered here in madison and founded by uw ophthalmologist dr. suresh chandra has been restoring sight in more than 360,000 people in five countries, through simple cataract surgeries performed by volunteer and contracted physicians for twenty five dollars.
The impact on those lives is nearly immeasurable.
This week, cbi announced that a three year project in botswana that ended wednesday had eliminated a backlog of six thousand cataract blindness cases effectively making the entire country cataract blindness free.
Think about that for a minute: an entire nation freed from cataract blindness.
Six thousand people who can work, learn, see their grandkids, participate in life.
We'll have more to say about combat blindness international as its anniversary celebration nears this fall.
For now, we couldn't be