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According to available data, 2.3 million people in Mexico suffer from cataracts, making untreated cataracts the number one cause of blindness and disability in the country as only 135,000 are operated each year due to transportation, time and costs constraints. With an aging population and high incidence of diabetes, that number is only expected to rise. In 2011, Carlos Orellana and Javier Okhuysen founded the eye care provider Salauno to create a cost-efficient, high-quality solution to this growing problem. salauno is a health care social enterprise specializing in eye care for the poorest and most marginalized segments of society, its mission is to “eliminate needless blindness in Mexico” by providing affordable and accessible eye care services to patients of all income levels, focusing on the base of the pyramid.

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Year Founded: 2010

Number of Employees: 51-200

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