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India needs to invest in eye care infra: Ma Subramanian

India needs to invest in eye care infra: Ma Subramanian

India needs to invest many times more in creating eye care infrastructure to help reach the benefits of scientific advances to every citizen, said Ma. Subramanian, Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Government of Tamilnadu,

Delivering inaugural speech at IIRSI 2022, the 37th Intraocular Implant and Refractive Surgery Convention, focused on treating preventive blindness, intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and refractive eye surgery, Mr. Subramanian said , “the country has. India leads globally in terms of number of people per million who are visually impaired with an estimated 12 million blind people and an additional 450 million people who require vision correction.

However eye problems and blindness are preventable with early diagnosis and treatment. India needs to invest many times more in creating eyecare infrastructure to help reach the benefits of scientific advances to every citizen. “South India, especially Tamil Nadu, has always been a forerunner in healthcare specialties including ophthalmology.

. Prof. Amar Agarwal, Secretary General – IIRSI and Chairman, Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, said that the annual convention of IIRSI will provide a platform for the aspiring surgeons to know different ways of tackling the difficult situations of cataract and its surgery through interaction between them. Over 2500 ophthalmologists from across the country, and over 200 expert speakers from abroad. Several national and international optholmolgists and surgeons were awarded at the convention.