WHO report finds 1 billion worldwide with preventable vision impairment

The WHO’s first world report on vision details how 2.2 billion people in the world have vision impairment or blindness, with more than 1 billion living with preventable vision impairment.
“Eye conditions and vision impairment are widespread, and far too often they still go untreated,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, WHO director-general, said in a press release. “People who need eye care must be able to receive quality interventions without suffering financial hardship. Including eye care in national health plans and essential packages of care is an important part of

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