Bill, Hillary, & Chelsea Clinton Foundation

Bill, Hillary, & Chelsea Clinton Foundation

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative is providing resources for 50,000 cataract surgeries in Peru

Currently, CGSGI is focusing on alleviating the burden of cataracts in underserved populations in Peru. While cataracts are generally associated with aging, they also can be caused by pollutants in unsafe drinking water and by a diet lacking in Vitamins A, C, and E – realities faced by millions of impoverished people around the globe. Today, cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the developing world. Cataracts are highly treatable, though

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