Eye Foundation of America
(A World Without Childhood Blindness)
The Eye Foundation of America's (EFA) mission is to go where the need is greatest- often rural and remote areas of developing countries where there is no medical care or where the cost of the care is prohibitive.
We are dedicated to eliminating avoidable childhood blindness.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are as many as 1.4 million blind children worldwide who are affected.
Although the Eye Foundation of America serves people of all ages, we have a special place in our hearts for children because it is they who have the most to lose. Visually impaired or blind children grow up without the same advantages as sighted children. Unable to read and write, they often cannot support themselves as adults and may become a burden on their families and /or communities.
Please take a moment to watch this brief video to learn who we are, what we do, who we help, and where we go to serve.
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Musings on Medicine, Myth, and History: India’s Legacy by VK Raju, MD is a collection of fourteen short essays. It presents a holistic view of ancient medical history and Indian developments in ophthalmology, the authors’ medical specialty.