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RESEARCH STUDY

RESEARCH

Global Causes of Vision Loss In 2015: Are We on Track to Achieve the Vision 2020 Target?

AUTHOR:

Charumathi Sabanayagam; Ching-Yu Cheng

SPONSOR/INSTITUTION:

Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore; Centre for Quantitative Medicine, Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School

YEAR PUBLISHED:

2017

PUBLICATION:

The Lancet Global Health

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • This study provides global estimates of the leading causes of vision impairment and blindness for 2015, examines trends since 1990, and provides projections to 2020.

  • It examines the effect of interventions on avoidable blindness and the progress made towards achieving the targets over the period 2010–15 including 61 new studies added, giving a total of 288 studies from 98 countries.