vision impairment Tag

Author: David Lewis OAM, CBM Focal Point for 'Inclusion in Eye Health' and 'Environmental Sustainability' The ‘Vision 2020: The Right to Sight’ global initiative was launched in 1999 to promote and develop global momentum to reduce avoidable blindness. The governments of 195 countries have signed the Vision 2020 declaration showing their support for its objectives. CBM’s...

CATARACT FACTS Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness, responsible for just over half [51%] the cases of blindness around the world? That’s around 20 million people – the majority of them living in developing countries. A cataract is the milky clouding of the eye lens. Cataracts can occur in one or both eyes. Trying to see with a cataract has been...