A rapid assessment of avoidable blindness conducted in Peru in 2011 found a prevalence of blindness of 2% amongst people aged over 50, and 83% of all causes of blindness could be treated or prevented. The main cause of blindness was due to cataracts (58%), equivalent to 348,000 people.
CBM has been working on the prevention of blindness in Peru since 1990 and working with eye care providers over many years. In 2012, CBM brought these partners under one national blindness prevention cluster.
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