Evidence for VISION 2020: the right to sight
Thirty-nine million people in the world are blind, and 80% lost their sight due to curable and preventable diseases.
Our eye health research provides valuable information to help implement VISION 2020 – the global initiative to eliminate this avoidable blindness.
The aim is to contribute to the evidence base for the implementation of cost effective sight-saving and blindness prevention interventions in low and middle-income countries.
Our current priorities include: population-based surveys, blindness in children, trachoma, cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, health systems and HIV and the eye.
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Image credit: Dr Kyari, an alumnus of our MSc, was team leader during the national blindness survey in Nigeria. ICEH / LSHTM