Causes of Blindness In India

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The blind population in India is estimated to rise to 15 million by the year 2020.

Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in India while refraction error and glaucoma are the second and third leading causes of blindness respectively in India.

In India since trachoma is limited, onchocerciasis is non-existent; glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and corneal diseases form priorities under India’s VISION 2020 action plan.

CAUSE FOR BLINDNESS PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTION
Cataract 62.6%
Refraction Error 19.7%
Glaucoma 5.8%
Corneal pathologies 0.9%
Other Causes 11.00%
Source: Vision 2020 India.org


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