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District Blindness Control Society under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner and Co- Chairmanship of Chief Executive Officer of Zilla Panchayat monitor the implementation of this program in the district. District Leprosy officer works also as District Program Manager and implements the program in the district. Prevalence of cataract varies from 1 to 2 per thousand population. jr. Health Assts. (Male & Female) conduct door to door survey and maintain village Blind Register at sub-center and primary health center. Cataract Surgeries are conducted at fixed Eye facilities at all community health center. Eye  examination for school children to Correct the refraction errors are being carried out & spects are distributed free of cost.

Sl. No.

Year

Cataract operation under Blindness Program

Annual

Achievement

%

1

1997

12600

13574

108.2

2

1998

13500

13654

101.0

3

1999

12000

6575

54.7

4

Aug 2000

4000

1749

43.7

5

2000-01

13000

8820

68.0

6

2001-02

13750

11799

86.0

7

2002-03

13750

11614

84.46

8

2003-04

17000

14227

83.68

9

Aug 2004

17000

6479

38.11


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