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Global outreach gives hope to those with treatable blindness

17:30 EST 14 Nov 2017 | Healio

Alan Crandall
NEW ORLEANS — New technologies are aiding global outreach programs to help the millions of people worldwide who are blind, according to Alan S. Crandall, MD, who gave the Charles D. Kelman Lecture at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting.
“Nine out of 10 of the 36 million people who are blind from curable disease live in developing countries, but we also feel it’s important to do help at the home, which is why we’re a global outreach and not an international one,” Crandall said.
No person with a blinding condition should be without hope,

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