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Avoidable Blindness Set To Increase In Future

On World Sight Day, eye care organisations around the world take note of new data that shows that global eye care efforts are at serious risk of being overwhelmed—unless we act now. New data published in the Lancet Global Health shows that decades of declining “avoidable blindness”—those with uncorrected refractive errors and cataract—is plateauing, and…

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Latest Global Blindness & VI prevalence figures published in Lancet

Tejah Balantrapu

New paper notes that there were 253 million people with visual impairment—and a staggering 1.1 billion people with near vision impairment--in 2015. This Vision Loss Expert Group paper sets the stage for an updated IAPB Vision Atlas on World Sight Day 2017.  A paper published today in the Lancet estimates that there were 36 million people…

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