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Cataract: The unseen scourge

A round the world, cataract is the leading cause of blindness, according to the Geneva-based World Health Organization. An estimated 42 million people are affected by severe loss of vision, and cataract causes 17 million of these losses.  In the Philippines, 400,000 Filipinos get blind because of cataract.

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Eye Health Care in the Philippines: Where Is It Going?

The Department of Health (DOH) in collaboration with international and other local health organizations, has been trying to address the problem of visual impairment in the Philippines through the implementation of different advocacy campaigns and programs that aim to uplift the eye health condition of the Filipinos.

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Dealing with keratoconus: What people should learn about it?

Our eyes can be considered the most important part of our body. Through these, we are able to see the things we need to see, may that be good or bad. Imagine your life without seeing the world and yourself ever since. Indeed, our eyes have a great role in our lives. That is why they are also considered the windows to the soul.

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