Staff Reporter

KARUR: Students should create awareness among the public on eye donation, Collector T.N. Venkatesh has said.

Participating in World Sight Day celebrations at the Government Hospital here on Friday, the Collector said the district had exceeded the target for cataract surgeries last year, with 8,043 persons benefiting out of the procedures whereas the target was only 7,500.

A total of 46,675 students in 796 schools were screened for ailments and 1,658 among them detected for myopia.

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