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Global economic productivity losses from vision impairment and blindness

The paper estimates the annual potential productivity losses associated with reduced employment due to blindness and moderate and severe vision impairment (MSVI) at a regional and global level.

This reflects the impact that vision loss has on individuals, households and communities through increased poverty, reduced quality of life and reduced employment. This is evidence that can support advocacy for more eye health funding.

A doctor uses a large piece of equipment to test the vision of a man, within a clinic. The man is sitting on a chair, leaning forward and looking into the piece of eye-testing equipment.
Type
Original research
Theme
Eye health
Date published
26/04/2021
Journal
EClinicalMedicine
Language
English
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