This definition appears very rarely
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This was prompted by the results of the epidemiological survey that LVPEI conducted during 1995-1999 (Andhra Pradesh Eye Disease Study, or APEDS), which revealed that over 75% of the blindness (due to Cataract uncorrected 'power' or refractive error, and infection) is needless - avoidable, treatable and curable. Since over 70% of Indians live in villages, it becomes imperative to have quality eye care available, accessible, affordable and acceptable to them.