Globally, 1.4 million children aged 0-14 are blind due to pediatric cataracts and refractive errors, and most of them live in low- and middle-income countries. In fact, half of the diseases that cause blindness in children can be prevented or treated. We are really responsible.
Fortunately, blindness in children due to eye diseases is not common, and most children are born with good vision. However, some genetic diseases and juvenile diseases can impair children's vision and even make them blind at an early age. This situation is very significant in developing countries, because many families do not have access to sanitation and eye care services.
Unfortunately, the most disadvantaged groups in society, such as natural disaster victims and refugees living in temporary housing, often have children who die after being blind for several years. Blindness itself is certainly one of the reasons, but it is not uncommon to lose sight of life because of family poverty. Even if children can survive, but after their eyesight is impaired, their lives will be very difficult if their family members cannot take care of them properly or fail to receive the services they need.