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LG inaugurates conference on preventable blindness

NEW DELHI: Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Saturday inaugurated an international conference on preventable blindness here, calling for better adoption of non-invasive technologies for eye care as surgeries have a longer recovery period.

"Eye-related problems like cataract had surgeries take long time and stitches. But with the advent of latest techniques like laser-lasik surgeries, the procedure becomes convenient and non-invasive," said Baijal, while speaking at the inauguration of the conference.
Over 1,000 top ophthalmologists from across the world will take part in the conference to discuss adoption of latest technological advances in the field of ophthalmology. The conference has been organised by Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society (IIRSI), among other organisations.
"With 11.2 per cent of the Indian population suffering from preventable blindness, and India contributing one out of every three cases of blindness to the world, this is an issue which needs to be tackled on a war footing," said Padma Shri awardee Mahipal S Sachdev, Chairman of the scientific committee of IIRSI and head of Centre for Sight.

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