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17 / 08 / 2017
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Denpasar

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50,000 Balinese suffering from cataracts

About 50,000 people in Bali are suffering from cataracts and the number is expected to increase by 0.1 percent annually.

Many people suffer from the disease not only because of old age, but also because of poor nutrition, unfavorable weather, diabetes and excessive exposure to sunlight. Cataract patients could get their sight back through operations, adding that despite efforts by the government to prevent the illness, the number of cataract patients continued to increase. Each year, the hospitals treat 1,000 patients and the number will increase to 2,000. The hospital has five ophthalmologists who perform the eye surgery and also a mobile unit that can travel to villages throughout Bali upon requests from regional administrations.