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World Report on Vision

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)

At present at least 2.2 billion people around the world have a vision impairment, of whom at least 1 billion have a vision impairment that could have been prevented or is yet to be addressed. The world faces considerable challenges in terms of eye care, including inequalities in the coverage and quality of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation services; a shortage of trained eye care service providers; and poor integration of eye care services into health systems, among others. The World report on vision aims to address these challenges and galvanize action.

Disability: recommendations for eye programmes

Colin Cook, Babar Qureshi, Harpreet Kapoor, Dominic Misquith, and David Lewis, Eds.: Community Eye Health Journal , (2013)

Recommendations on the inclusion of people with disabilities in eye care made by CBM's Medical Eye Care Advisory Group as a result of a meeting in Hydrabad, India, in 2012.

The impact of myopia and high myopia

World Health Organization (WHO), (2017)

Report of the Joint World Health Organization–Brien Holden Vision Institute Global Scientific Meeting on Myopia | University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 16–18 March 2015

Vision impairment and blindness - Fact Sheet

World Health Organization (WHO), (2017)

An estimated 253 million people live with vision impairment: 36 million are blind and 217 million have moderate to severe vision impairment. 81% of people who are blind or have moderate or severe vision impairment are aged 50 years and above

Universal eye health: a global action plan 2014-2019

World Health Organization (WHO), (2013)

Universal eye health: a global action plan 2014–2019 | Available documents in :Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish |


Christoffel Blinden Mission (CBM), Eds.: Christoffel Blinden Mission (CBM), (2016)

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