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Eye health is a major contributor to inequalities as well as an outcome. The disproportionate impact of vision loss for marginalised and vulnerable populations within regions, countries and communities is often masked by national averages.


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Image by Syed Sajidul Islam

We know that 90% of avoidable sight loss is experienced by people in low- and middle-income countries and those left behind tend to be the poorest and most marginalised groups in countries of all income levels. The disproportionate burden of eye health on people in vulnerable situations, including women, children, youth, persons with disabilities, older persons, indigenous peoples, local communities, refugees and internally displaced persons and migrants, slows progress towards reducing inequality within and among countries.

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