Where We Work: Paraguay
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About Paraguay
Population:
6.68 million people

Blindness Prevalence:
24,000*

Our Work Here
Date started working here:
2011

What we do:
Prevent & Treat Blindness, Build Healthy Programs

Our Partners:
Fundacion Vision

*Fundacion Vision website

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Paraguay
Paraguay’s low population density, along with its subtropical climate, makes this landlocked country an important region to understand blindness. Most blindness in Paraguay is due to cataract, with many ophthalmologists clustered in the capital city of Asunción. A 2011 Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness showed that there had been a significant reduction in blindness due to cataract since 1999. Seva’s partnership with Fundación Visión has contributed to the greater access of eye care in populations that live outside of Asunción, where much of the blindness is concentrated. Fundación Visión currently performs over 45% of the cataract surgeries being done in the country.

Fundación Visión’s state of the art comprehensive eye hospital and training facility is reaching out to help improve access to eye care throughout Paraguay. In addition to the hospital in Asunsión, Fundación Visión also has three other clinics and a mobile clinic bringing eye care to the most remote areas of Paraguay. The base hospital also has a residency program that trains future ophthalmologists from across Latin America, exposing them to a way of sustainably providing eye care at a high quality- to all who need it.. Seva supports cataract surgeries in Paraguay through the TOMS One for One partnership.

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