Addressing Blindness and Vision Impairment: Insights from the World Health Organization (WHO)

Vision Impairment: A Global Burden

Discover the startling truth about vision impairment’s far-reaching impact on global productivity and individual lives. The World Health Organization (WHO) has released eye-opening key facts that shed light on the scale of this issue. From uncorrected refractive errors to cataracts, the leading causes of vision loss affect people of all ages, presenting challenges to communities worldwide. Dive into the full article by WHO to explore the magnitude of vision impairment and the urgent need for preventive measures and accessible eye care solutions. Together, let’s raise awareness and strive for a world where clear vision is a reality for all.

  • Annual global productivity losses due to vision impairment: US$ 411 billion.
  • Leading causes: Uncorrected refractive errors and cataracts.
  • Affects all ages: Majority over 50, but impacts people of all ages.
  • Near or distance vision impairment: Affects at least 2.2 billion people globally.
  • Preventable or unaddressed cases: Around 1 billion individuals, nearly half of all cases.

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