Eye health action plan provides roadmap for improvement strategies, progress monitoring, effective cooperation

TOKYO — Successful implementation of an action plan on eye health by the World Health Organization relies on awareness, coordination of efforts and synergistic work of the ophthalmologic community at large, ophthalmological societies and governments, Ivo Kocur, MD, said at the World Ophthalmology Congress. Kocur defined the strategy, the WHO Universal Eye Health: A Global Action Plan 2014-2019, as “a very unique, comprehensive effort and a major accomplishment.” For the first time, all 194 member states set a common global target: 25% reduction in the prevalence of avoidable visual impairment (Read more...)