How to recognise reasons of blindness among children
How to recognise reasons of blindness among children
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How to Recognise reasons of blindness among children? Eyes are very important for us but unknowingly we don’t care, we realise its importance when any defect comes in our eyes. Do you know the fact that about 80 percent people could be saved from being blind, if would have been provided the treatment in time. In every minute one child gets blind. Generally blindness is seen among children below the age of five and this period is very significant for the child because about 75 percent learning works is done through eyes. Figures says, that about 50 percent blind children die by the age of two years. About 90 percent blind children does not go to school. Lets try to understand issues related to children’s eye and also learn how to recognise reasons of blindness among children.

As per the experts an ordinary child observes three times more ultra violet rays then an adult person. In a comparison, 80 percent of the the amount of ultra violet rays which an adult observes throughout the life cycle, is obtained by a child before attaining a age of 18 years. As per the reports of the World Health Organisation (WHO) 1.70 crore blinds occurs due to cataract in eyes. Direct lights are dangerous and we should try to avoid children coming in contact of direct light and if possible then use goggles while in contact of ultra violet rays

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