• Eyes
  • During World War Two, while working with the Royal Air Force, Sir Harold Ridley noticed splinters of Perspex from the cockpit canopies of downed flyers, became lodged in the eyes of wounded pilots. (truevisionsys.com)
  • Based on data from the 1996 National Health Interview Survey, less than 1% (0.6%) of persons under the age of 18 are visually impaired, defined as blindness in one or both eyes, or any other trouble seeing even when wearing glasses, representing 448,000 children and youths (Adams, Hendershot, & Marano, 1999). (docplayer.net)
  • Diabetes
  • 10 The present article gives data from selected populations in all WHO regions on the global prevalences of diabetes, and focuses on the pattern in the developing world. (cehjournal.org)
  • years
  • 5 ] Subsequently, in the years 1996-2000, the Andhra Pradesh Eye Disease Study (APEDS) was conducted in the state of Andhra Pradesh (AP) by L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) to obtain baseline information that would inform long-term strategies to control blindness in the state. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • public health
  • Seva Foundation, based in Berkeley, California, was founded in 1978 by public health expert Larry Brilliant, spiritual leader Ram Dass and humanitarian activist Wavy Gravy. (wikipedia.org)
  • organization
  • The organization has projects around the world and has the highest possible 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. (wikipedia.org)
  • The World Meteorological Organization uses the term "sunshine duration" to mean the cumulative time during which an area receives direct irradiance from the Sun of at least 120 watts per square meter. (wikipedia.org)
  • He (along with two colleagues) did make the move, and in 1978 the Center for the Partially Sighted began providing services as part of the hospital's operations (it became an independent organization in April 1983). (wikipedia.org)
  • people
  • First introduced in the 1920s, indoor tanning became popular with white people in the Western world, particularly in Scandinavia, in the late 1970s. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is especially crippling to the populations for developing countries where it is estimated that over 17.6 million people suffer from severe blindness due to treatable cataracts. (truevisionsys.com)
  • Due to the conflicted teachings and ideologies of many people in the world, there is no general consensus about cloning. (markedbyteachers.com)
  • reduce
  • The Center for Innovation in Eye Care led by Dr. Suzanne Gilbert is a global action network of eye health organizations and affiliated professionals who seek to reduce needless blindness. (wikipedia.org)
  • year
  • During his first year at the regular high school Genensky took his father's World War I binoculars to his geometry class, and realized he could use them to identify circles and triangles on the blackboard. (wikipedia.org)
  • countries
  • Currently, HKI works in 22 countries around the world in Africa, Asia and the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • Similar to the traditional extra capsular cataract technique, MSICS has been shown to be comparable to phacoemulsification in outcomes and for many developing countries has become the preferred technique, especially for advanced mature cataracts. (truevisionsys.com)
  • operation
  • When he started performing this new type of cataract operation, history indicates that it was not well received by his colleagues. (wikipedia.org)
  • Asia
  • In 2013, Kathmandu was ranked third among the top ten upcoming travel destinations in the world by TripAdvisor, and ranked first in Asia. (wikipedia.org)
  • time
  • At the time, the House of Orange-Nassau was one of the most strictly religious royal families in the world, and it was very difficult to find a Protestant prince who suited their standards. (wikipedia.org)
  • parts
  • She continued until 1978 and traveled throughout most of Niigata Prefecture as well as through parts of the Yamagata and the Fukushima Prefectures. (wikipedia.org)
  • among
  • In 1979, veteran social worker and the then RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Balasaheb Deoras addressed a mammoth gathering of volunteers at Ambedkar Stadium, Delhi, on 8 April 1978, where he called upon them to start service activities among the neglected sections of the society. (wikipedia.org)