A child goes blind each minute and one adult every five seconds. However, 80% of blinding diseases are avoidable.
The Organisation for the Prevention of Blindness takes action to avoid that many people doesn’t loose sight.
Saving sight is saving lives
Truly effective change
Results from the past ten years of fighting blindness:
Ophtalmological consultations: 500,000
Operations: 55,000 cataracts, 15,000 trichiasis
Since the creation of OPC:
"River blindness": 710,000 people protected yearly in the Republic of Congo (and 3 million thanks to national teams- Guinea, Mali, Senegal - following the programs initiated by OPC)
Training: 14,000 volunteer village agents, 400 ophthalmic nurses, 90 general practitioners and 1,200 traditional midwives