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    In many countries in the developing world cataract remains the leading cause of blindness. In a study by Dineen and coworkers an astonishing 79% of cases of blindness in Bangladesh were attributed to cataract. The same group of coworkers analysed the outcomes of cataract surgery in Bangladesh and found that there needs to be improvement in quality and increased quantity of surgery with a more balanced distribution of services. One of the most striking findings of their work is the number of cases of uncorrected aphakia, a full quarter of ICCE eyes were not corrected with a spectacle lens. Clearly, the goal of providing ECCE with an intraocular lens implant for all cataract patients in …

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