How to detect Cataracts early
Benedictine Eye Hospital treats many patients with senile cataracts. Since the disease is non-preventable, it has a huge impact on people over 60. Surveys and hospital records show that 1.2% of Africa’s population is blind. Of those 6 million blind people, 36% are blind from senile cataract.
Since senile cataract is so closely related to aging, we can estimate that the condition disables about 2 million people every year as they age.