Why Eye Health Matters

Millions around the globe suffer from blindness or impaired vision, but there are proven solutions. 80% of cases are easily treatable, at a cost affordable even in low-income countries.

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Eye Health Anatomy

Before you can truly understand eye diseases, it helps to learn a little about the eye itself. Despite being small (on average, each eye is around 2.5cm in diameter), it’s one of our most important organs. Our eyes have a lot of working parts and each part has a complex role in helping us see. 

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Cataract

Cataract is the leading cause of blindness worldwide. When someone suffers from cataract, a clouding in the normally clear lens, it causes vision to become proportionately reduced. Cataract can affect either or both eyes.  

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that affects the back of the eye. When someone has high and varying blood sugar levels, the blood vessels in the retina can become irreversibly damaged. This can lead to loss of vision and eventually blindness.

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Trachoma

Put simply, Trachoma is a bacterial eye infection, not unlike the common ‘pink-eye’ or conjunctivitis. Repeated reinfection, combined with the body’s immune reaction, often has devastating consequences.

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Uncorrected Refractive Error

Refractive error happens when an eye is misshapen, preventing successful refraction. Uncorrected refractive error is when we don't do anything about it.

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Alina Vision is the next chapter in the eye care revolution our co-founders helped start 25 years ago.

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