Tag Archives: Vision Loss Expert Group

New Data: FAQs

Here are some FAQs about the new Vision Loss Expert Group (VLEG) data (our VLEG FAQs!). Do leave your questions below this post as comments (if you have any more) and we will update this post. Where can I access the new data on blindness and visual impairment prevalence? The new data is available for…

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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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