IAPB World Sight Day Special

11 October 2018
Source: IAPB

Happy World Sight Day! As ever, the IAPB  bring you a selection of events and activities from across the IAPB membership—pop songs(!), mascots, hashtags—as we mark the day. It’s a been a year since the IAPB Vision Atlas went live: we have some updates; and we end with WSD messages from our staff. We recorded over 600 events last year—help

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IAPB Vision Atlas

13 December 2017
Source: IAPB

Today, the world is populated by hundreds of millions of people who are unnecessarily blind or visually impaired from causes that are treatable or preventable. Proven and highly cost-effective solutions exist but have not been taken to scale – a shameful social injustice. It is our intention and hope that the IAPB Vision Atlas will become a powerful tool in the fight to redress

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IAPB Vision Atlas

25 October 2017
Source: IAPB/VISION 2020

Why do we need the IAPB Vision Atlas? Today, the world is populated by hundreds of millions of people who are unnecessarily blind or visually impaired from causes that are treatable or preventable. Proven and highly cost-effective solutions exist but have not been taken to scale – a shameful social injustice. It is our intention and hope that the IAPB

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IAPB Vision Atlas: Key Messages

21 September 2017
Source: IAPB/VISION 2020

What will the Vision Atlas have on WSD? The IAPB Vision Atlas will be revised with the latest data and projections on World Sight Day this year (12 October 2017). The updated Atlas will include the latest blindness and visual impairment prevalence data (2015) along with the main causes. The Atlas will also include updated data on the progress towards the Global Action Plan,

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IAPB: Latest Global Blindness & VI prevalence figures published in The Lancet

3 August 2017
Source: IAPB/VISION 2020

A paper published on 2 August in the Lancet estimates that there were 36 million people who were blind and 217 million people with severe or moderate visual impairment (MSVI), making a total of 253 million people who were visually impaired, in 2015. It also estimates that 1.1 billion people have near-vision impairment—a condition that can be corrected with spectacles.

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Diabetic Retinopathy – silently blinding millions of people world-wide

16 January 2017
Source: IAPB Vision Atlas

Increased urbanization, the consumption of less-nutritious foods, more sedentary lifestyles and resulting obesity have all contributed to the dramatic rise in the global prevalence of diabetes, particularly in resource-poor countries. In 2014, approximately 422 million people – or 8.5% of adults world-wide – were living with diabetes, compared to 108 million in 1980 . Low- and middle-income countries account for approximately 75%

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