Of the 49 million people living with blindness worldwide, 15.2 million are blind due to cataracts, making it the leading cause of preventable blindness.1,2 Furthermore, 65.2 million people experience moderate to severe vision impairment from cataracts, according to the World Report on Vision published by the World Health Organization (WHO).3 While global cataract surgery efforts have been a major success over the past three decades, an aging population has resulted in a rapid rise in cataracts, primarily in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).2,4 To address the increasing demand for cataract treatment, countries must perform an equal or greater amount of surgeries than the incidence of cataracts.

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