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Bausch + Lomb und CROMA spenden dringend benötigte Augentropfen
Date:1/22/2013

WIEN, 22. Januar 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Weltweit sind 39 Millionen Menschen blind. Die häufigste Ursache für Blindheit ist die Katarakt (auch Linsentrübung oder „grauer Star"). Mit einem Anteil von 51 Prozent ist der graue Star global gesehen die Hauptursache für Blindheit. Der graue Star verursacht eine Trübung der Linse im menschlichen Auge. Und dies, obwohl die Kataraktoperation einer der häufigsten chirurgischen Eingriffe der Welt ist. Für viele macht die Armut den Zugang zu sogar der einfachsten augenmedizinischen Versorgung unmöglich. Die österreichische Organisation LICHT FÜR DIE WELT, Teil eines europäischen Netzwerks nationaler Entwicklungshilfeorganisationen, unterstützt Menschen, die keinen Zugang zu augenmedizinischer Versorgung haben. In 148 verschiedenen Projekten in Afrika, Asien, Lateinamerika und Südosteuropa konnte LICHT FÜR DIE WELT im Jahr 2012 mit Hilfe von Kataraktoperationen 42.500 Menschen das Augenlicht erhalten.

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Bausch + Lomb, ein internationaler Anbieter von Augenprodukten, und CROMA, ein internationales Familienunternehmen für Arzneimittelspezialitäten und chirurgische Produkte, haben 50.000 Stück des Arzneimittels Yellox™( Bromfenac-Natrium-Sesquihydrat) für Projekte von LICHT FÜR DIE WELT in Afrika gespendet. Dabei handelt es sich um einen hochwirksamen nicht-steroidalen Entzündungshemmer (NSAID), der gegen postoperative Augenentzündungen nach der Kataraktoperation eingesetzt wird. Diese Augentropfen sind unerlässlich für die postoperative Behandlung von Kataraktpatienten.

„Diese großzügige Spende ist bemerkenswert und wird großen Einfluss auf unsere Projekte haben", erklärt der Ophth
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