Vision 2020: Where are We?

Bourne, Rupert R. A. (2020) Vision 2020: Where are We? Current Opinion in Ophthalmology, 31 (2). pp. 81-84. ISSN 1531-7021

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Purpose of review: To describe the VISION 2020: The Right to Sight, global initiative for the elimination of avoidable blindness, the contribution of glaucoma to the magnitude of global blindness and priorities going forward. Recent findings: Although the target of the World Health Organization's Global Action Plan (2014–2019) has not been met in terms of 25% reduction in avoidable blindness, there is evidence that the contribution of glaucoma to blindness and vision impairment is reducing. Yet this focus on a threshold of visual acuity by which to measure prevalence underestimates the true burden of glaucoma. Recent population-based studies demonstrate the scale of the unmet need. Summary: Scaling up of integrated people-centered eye care, by embedding glaucoma detection and care pathways in health systems with a strong focus on primary healthcare, is necessary. Solutions include reinforcing existing pathways while emphasizing high-quality glaucoma care, in addition to novel solutions such as self-testing, digital portable technology, artificial intelligence, and multilevel care pathways that extend to the most underserved parts of the global community.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: glaucoma, epidemiology, blindness
Faculty: Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care
Depositing User: Ian Walker
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2019 15:42
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:53

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