• Women after eye surgery in MozambiqueIn 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 people are women.
  • 89% of visually impaired people live in poor countries.
  • There are 1.1 billion people with near-vision impairment.