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Number of blind people in India

How many blind people are there in India?

15 million

Not too many people know the fact that India has the largest population of blind people in the world.  Statistics show that there are 37 million blind people all over the world.  Believe it or not, 15 million blind people live in India.  Unfortunately, 75% of the cases of blind people are cases of avoidable blindness.  The main idea is that there is an acute shortage of optometrists and donated eyes for the treatment of corneal blindness. Keep in mind the fact that India needs 40,000 optometrists, but it has only 8,000.

This fact is verified on : January 29, 2014.





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