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Operation Sight sheds light on the frequent need for cataract surgery among needy Americans, and the debilitating consequences when cataracts are left untreated.

Cataracts' Global Impact

According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of the world’s blindness, and this number is growing as the world’s population ages.

Cataract surgery is among the most common surgical procedures, with over 3 million surgeries performed annually in the United States.

In many parts of the world, including the United States, cataract surgery can help alleviate poverty by helping individuals regain productive, independent lives in their communities. Post-surgery, cataract patients can boost their productivity by an average of 1-2 hours daily, and their spending in local and national economies rises to that of a non-impaired citizen.

Cataract surgery is done on an out-patient basis, and most patients resume active lives within just a few days. Operation Sight makes charitable cataract surgery available to those who need it most.

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