World eye health data

There are 1.1 billion people in the world with vision loss. 161 million people have uncorrected refractive errors, 100 million have cataracts and 510 million have trouble seeing up close. 90% of cases of visual impairment could be prevented or cured. 55% of visually impaired people are women. 90% of visually impaired people live in […]

Vision for all the people. 2021’s data on eye health in the world

The formal launch of the Vision Atlas of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) took place on 24 February 2021. This includes data on the magnitude, the inequalities, the effect and the causes of the situation of the vision in the world and, simultaneously, the report on Global Eye Health was presented […]

Ocular health in Africa: a long road ahead

Visual deficiencies limit people in the realization of daily tasks and therefore, it affects the quality of their lives. While in developed countries most vision issues present an easy solution, in the African continent the right to access to ocular health can be denied due to socio-economic and cultural matters. At the international level, according […]