Most women don’t get treated for curable blindness, says study
As per a study done by the NGO Seva, most women in India do not get the required treatment for visual impairments.
This is for social, financial and cultural reasons.
The main reason is that women are not considered as important as men.
As per the World Health organization, 80% of visual impairments can be treated. Most people can be cured and their vision can be restored.
However, due to lack of funds and awareness they go untreated.
Around two-thirds of these are women. They live mostly in developing countries.
The most common cause of blindness are cataracts which can be treated in a 15-minute surgery. In India, the operation costs Rs 2,000, which is unaffordable for many.