Foods for eye health

A healthy diet is important in maintaining overall good health, but did you know that it can also help prevent and alleviate the effects of eye diseases? Follow these tips to prevent the most common eye diseases. Three servings of fruit (red, orange and yellow) and two servings of dark green, leafy vegetables (spinach, cabbage, […]

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 […]

World eye health data

In the world there are 253 million people visually impaired, of which 36 million are blind and 217 million have moderate or severe visual impairment. Cataracts and refractive errors are the main cause of avoidable blindness and visual impairment, respectively. 75% of cases of visual impairment could be prevented or cured. 55% of visually impaired […]