Preventing blindness and visual impairment in Europe

What do we have to do?

J. Németh, Gábor Tóth, Serge Resnikoff, Jan Tjeerd de Faber

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Abstract

Severe visual impairment and blindness are significant public health problems worldwide. Four-fifths of cases of blindness can be prevented or cured. The World Health organisation’s ‘Universal Eye Health: A Global Action Plan 2014–2019’ and the European Society of Ophthalmology’s Pilot Committee on Public Eye Health are aiming to decrease the prevalence of blindness in Europe and around the world. Starting discussions addressing possible actions and advocacies to improve current circumstances in public eye health is a common task of ophthalmologists and public health specialists in Europe.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Ophthalmology
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

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Vision Disorders
Blindness
Public Health

Keywords

  • Blindness
  • prevention
  • public eye health
  • vision
  • visual impairment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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Preventing blindness and visual impairment in Europe : What do we have to do? / Németh, J.; Tóth, Gábor; Resnikoff, Serge; de Faber, Jan Tjeerd.

In: European Journal of Ophthalmology, 01.01.2018.

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