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Elimination & Prevention

Building Capacity

Combat Blindness International's Cataract Program addresses the leading cause of global blindness.

International Cataract Program

There are 100 million people who have cataracts, which is the leading cause of blindness around the world. CBI supports low-cost, high-volume cataract surgeries, which promote individuals’ well-being, independence and productivity.
Combat Blindness International's COP and Aadya programs empower women.

Empowering Women with Skills

The shortage of trained eye care professionals is a major obstacle in the fight against global blindness. CBI empowers women with training and skills to deliver eye care to underserved men, women and children in low-income countries. 
Combat Blindness International's Pediatric Program

International Pediatric Program

Nearly 80% of learning takes place visually. Supporting early screening and proper treatment is one of the most effective ways to combat childhood blindness, giving children the opportunity to learn and thrive.
Hospital built through CBI's Eye Care Infrastructure program

Innovative Eye Care Solutions

Combat Blindness International tackles the root causes of rampant preventable blindness, delivering lasting solutions through innovation, collaboration with global partners and an entrepreneurial approach.

Know the Facts About Global Vision Loss

The leading cause of blindness is cataracts, affecting more than 100 million people worldwide.

90% of blindness is treatable or preventable.

1.1 billion people globally have vision loss, and 1.7 billion will be impacted by 2050.

Approximately 90% of visually impaired people live in low- and middle-income countries.

55% of visually impaired people worldwide are women.

International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

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