VISION 2020: The Right to Sight in 7 Years?
Van C. Lansingh, MD PhD¬†and¬†Kristen A. Eckert, Mphil
International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness|Vision 2020 Latin America
Medical Hypothesis, Discovery &Innovation Ophthalmology Journal
Global and regional data indicate decreasing trends in blindness and visual impairment.
Uncorrected refractive errors, although quickly solved with an eye examination and eye glasses, are the main cause for moderate to severe visual impairment.
More like-minded eye care professionals working to provide better coverage and accessibility are needed, particularly in Latin America