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Myanmar refugees: Many struggling with bad eyesight

Doctors from an American not for profit organisation are providing inexpensive eyewear to refugees and villagers in remote areas of Thailand.

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    Thousands of refugees who have fled across the border from Myanmar to Thailand have a tough time getting the basic necessities.

    With a shortage of international aid, doctors are having difficulty treating patients.

    But at the Mae La Refugee Camp, a new affordable solution has been found. Doctors are equipped with a new tool to work with that allows anyone to conduct eye check-ups and provide 3D printed glasses in just 20 minutes.

    Al Jazeera's Yaara Bou Melhem reports.


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