Prevention of corneal blindness: better for patients, better for the government

SightLife presents its policy brief aimed at the Indian government and leadership in eye health calling upon them to adopt, implement and scale up corneal blindness prevention efforts in the country. The brief documents strong evidence from SightLife’s pilot corneal blindness prevention programmes in Nepal and Uttar Pradesh, India, which have shown that prevention programmes can reduce up to 50% of future corneal blindness caused by eye trauma, are 95% more cost-effective than corneal transplants; with a 98% treatment success. It recommends a programmatic shift at the national and state level to focus invest in prevention efforts rather than on corneal transplants alone.

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