Almost half of city kids have eyesight issues Health

Almost half of city kids have eyesight issues

More than 40 percent of students aged from 7 to 13 in big cities such as Hanoi and HCM City suffer from eye defects, with short-sightedness accounting for two-thirds of cases, according to health sector statistics.
Vietnam makes progress in curbing blindness rate Health

Vietnam makes progress in curbing blindness rate

Vietnam has achieved positive results in reducing the rate of blindness, with only 1.8 percent of the country’s population suffering from blindness in 2015, heard conference in HCM City on Nov. 3.
Australian foundation treats eye defects Society

Australian foundation treats eye defects

Australia’s Fred Hollows Foundation has provided medical care for thousands of people with eye defects in the northern province of Thai Binh through its three-year project.
Doctors fear lack of glaucoma awareness Health

Doctors fear lack of glaucoma awareness

Up to 94 percent of people receiving eye check-ups are unaware of the effects of glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness, heard a meeting held in Hanoi on March 11 to mark the World Glaucoma Week.