• intraocular
  • Memphis-based WCF was formed in 1978 by a Memphis ophthalmologist, Dr. Jerre Freeman, to answer the challenge to create an inexpensive, high-quality intraocular lens to cure cataract blindness. (memphisdailynews.com)
  • The surgical procedure takes around 15 minutes to perform, and the Seva foundation Seva has reduced the cost of cataract surgery to just $50 with the use of high quality low-cost intraocular lenses produced in conjunction with Aurolab, the manufacturing division of the Aravind Eye Hospital Over the past 35 years, Seva has helped more than 3.5 million people to regain their eyesight. (wikipedia.org)
  • VISION
  • Thus, as life expectancy has increased, more Americans have become susceptible to vision loss and blindness. (nih.gov)
  • Helen Keller International (HKI) combats the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition by establishing programs based on evidence and research in vision, health and nutrition. (wikipedia.org)
  • Side vision may begin to decrease followed by central vision resulting in blindness if not treated. (wikipedia.org)
  • Going Blind is a unique documentary film that increases public awareness of sight loss and low vision issues profoundly affecting the lives of more and more people around the world. (mabnc.org)
  • The Alma Ata Declaration in 1978 on Primary Health Care (PHC) created a new vision for providing promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services for the main health problems in the community. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • The result of the burns and the iridectomies was complete loss of vision in Genensky's left eye and near-blindness in the right eye (the best he ever achieved in vision testing was 20/1000). (wikipedia.org)
  • Cataracts reduce the vision of tens of millions of people around the world. (truevisionsys.com)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Over the last 15 years plus of operating on mature cataracts, I have not uncommonly encountered an iris prolapse during the operation. (globalsight.org)
  • Her father worked in a factory as a flight mechanic during World War II and continued in aviation afterwards, and her mother, who was around 20 years younger and from an Oklahoma farming family, had come to southern California as a teenager with family friends fleeing the Dust Bowl. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • countries
  • Currently, HKI works in 22 countries around the world in Africa, Asia and the United States. (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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • operation
  • When he started performing this new type of cataract operation, history indicates that it was not well received by his colleagues. (wikipedia.org)
  • known
  • In January 1978 Genie's mother suddenly forbade all scientific observations and testing of Genie, and since that time little is known of her circumstances. (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)