In Guatemala, 51.93% of blindness is caused by refractive errors and 39.45% is due to cataracts1. Yet, 51% of the population live in poverty2, which hugely limits their access to health services and means these eye problems can't be treated. The situation is even worse in rural areas.
1Rapid Avoidable Blindness Survey (RAAB), 2015
2According to the report published by the Guatemalan Secretariat for Planning and Programming of the Presidency (SEGEPLAN)