Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Epidemic blindness in Ethiopia can be fixed by a cheap 10-minute surgery

ABC News has an a story about epidemic “cataract blindness” in Ethiopia, which is epidemic because of malnutrition and sun exposure, and which the story says can be remedied by surgery that costs $11 and takes about ten minutes.  The story by David Muir and others is here
There is a special campaign on the website, although many people (myself included) don’t like to respond to so many separate campaigns.

It’s not clear how an operation that would cost thousands in the US could cost so little, even in the developing world.  What does that say?  

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