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Australia helps Vietnamese cataract patients
  • | VNA | November 22, 2011 03:39 PM


As many as 5,500 patients across the country have been given cataract surgery and screening for refractive errors under a
 
AUD45 million (USD44.1 million) Avoidable Blindness Initiative funded by the Australian Government in the Asia-Pacific region.

Three hundred eye doctors and technicians have also been trained under the programme.

The figures were released by the National Eye Hospital at a recent workshop on preventing blindness in Hanoi recently, which drew eye doctors and experts from Australia, Cambodia and Vietnam.


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