Cataract is the leading cause of blindness
India has the highest number of blind people in the world and majority of that is due to cataract, says a report.
Cataract is not taken care of by surgery because of the lack of availability of professional doctors and proper facilities in villages.
The country has a huge number of people who require glasses but do not wear them.
More use of computers and near vision devices is increasing the cases of refractive errors or myopia.
So, it is important for people to do regular eye checkup. Also, compulsory eye check up of children must be done at birth and while getting admission in a school.