Guest: Suresh Chandra, M.D., Emeritus Professor of Ophthalmology; Founder and Chairman of Combat Blindness International
According to the World Health Organization, 39 million people around the world are blind. The promising news is that 80% of blindness is preventable or treatable, and the leading cause of blindness is cataracts. This inspired Dr. Suresh Chandra to found Combat Blindness International in 1984. He remains its Chairman today, and over the years the organization has sponsored thousands of eye screening camps and funded more than 250,000 cataract surgeries in developing countries for a cost of $25 per patient. They also provide Vitamin A to children who are deficient to prevent blindness.
On this program, Dr. Chandra shares his remarkable story and discusses the latest research on eye disease that is giving new hope and sight to those who are facing blindness.