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RESEARCH STUDY

RESEARCH

VISION 2020: The Right to Sight in 7 Years?

AUTHOR:

Van C. Lansingh, MD PhD and Kristen A. Eckert, Mphil

SPONSOR/INSTITUTION:

International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness|Vision 2020 Latin America

YEAR PUBLISHED:

2013

PUBLICATION:

Medical Hypothesis, Discovery &Innovation Ophthalmology Journal

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 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