Sightsavers Reports

The Lancet Global Health Commission on Global Eye Health: vision beyond 2020

Eye health and vision have widespread and profound implications for many aspects of life, health, sustainable development, and the economy. Yet many people, families, and populations continue to suffer the consequences of poor access to high-quality, affordable eye care, leading to vision impairment and blindness.

This Commission harnesses lessons learned from over two decades, present the growing evidence for the life-transforming impact of eye care, and provide a thorough understanding of rapid developments in the field.

This report was created through a broad consultation involving experts within and outside the eye care sector to help inform governments and other stakeholders about the path forwards for eye health beyond 2020, to further the Sustainable Development Goals (including universal health coverage), and work towards a world without avoidable vision loss.

Two young girls stand together in a hospital corridor. Both are wearing colourful clothes, and have smiles on their faces. Both were wearing temporary eye patches after receiving eye surgery.
Type
Literature review
Theme
Eye health
Date published
17/02/2021
Journal
The Lancet Global Health
Language
English
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