However, the beauty of the region can be deceitful. A tourist may just view a picturesque Sundarbans, but the people who inhabit the region have to face a harsh grim reality. The locals are firmly gripped in the shackles of poverty and disease, and surrounded by excessive water. Eye-ailments are one of the major diseases that prevail making this group the most vulnerable in Sundarbans. The region lacks awareness as well as facilities in the field of eye-health care with even week-old infants suffering from eye-ailments leading to blindness in the very initial years of their life.
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