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    101 East - Vision Quest

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Founded in 1976, India’s Aravind Eye Care System has gone from a single tiny clinic to the largest eye care provider on Earth. Its surgeons are among the most productive in the world, with fewer complications than British doctors. But what’s truly astonishing about Aravind is that nearly half of the 300,000 procedures it conducts every year are free. Aravind treats everyone from presidents to paupers, regardless of what they can pay. 101 East takes you inside Aravind to meet patients, practitioners, and see how a singular vision is restoring sight to millions who could otherwise never afford it.