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7 October 2019
Waco, Texas, United States
Under 800 Words
It's often difficult to detect eye diseases such as cancer in infants and toddlers because they have trouble sitting still, but a new smartphone app is helping eliminate this challenge. Parents are able to scan photos...
26 September 2019
Due to rural conditions and political unrest throughout the region, many in Colombia struggle to access health care, but a group of volunteer pilots is tackling this problem by bringing the health care to the communit...
24 April 2019
Billund, Jutland, Denmark
Under 800 Words
The Lego Company has released a new product called Lego Braille Bricks that is designed for blind and visually impaired children to learn Braille in a playful way. The concept was originally proposed to them by two fo...
The New York Times
Donald G. McNeil Jr.
16 July 2018
To combat trachoma in Nepal, the W.H.O. has partnered with pharmaceutical companies to provide access to services. In addition to drug donations and affordable services, W.H.O. is building trust by empowering local he...
7 November 2015
Hetauda, Central Region, Nepal
In the past, people in poor countries who became blind due to cataracts often had no hope of improvement because of the high costs of treatment. Nepalese ophthalmologist, Sanduk Ruit, perfected a cheap and effective c...
22 October 2015
New Delhi, India
Over 3000 Words
Defying expectations, cataract surgery in Indian children is endowing them with vision—and shedding light on how the brain learns to see.
16 January 2013
Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Twelve million people are blind in India, and are robbed of their livelihoods as a result. A hugely successful chain of cataract hospitals in India helped its business by treating half its patients for free.
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