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Act now to curb eye diseases

Unless action is taken now, the number of people suffering from eight common eye diseases could increase significantly in 20 years, a team of local scientists has warned.

The disturbing estimates are based on rates of affliction seen now, which are already worrying.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 20, 2018, with the headline 'Act now to curb eye diseases'. Print Edition | Subscribe