Low Vision Manual – KCCO Translated [Spanish] [Portuguese]

[Español] La ceguera infantil está incluida como uno de los principales programas de atención a enfermedades dentro de la iniciativa del derecho a la visión de VISION 2020. La baja visión, ya sea en niños o adultos, ha recibido mucha menos atención, sin embargo, hay un  Españolreciente interés en el tratamiento de este difícil y…

Toolkit to advocate for disability inclusion in SDG indicators

This toolkit has been developed by International Disability and Development Consortium (an alliance IAPB works closely with), together with International Disability Alliance and in partnership with the UN. It calls for dissagregation of all relevant targets, including those on health, and to use the following indicators for measurement of the SDGs Goals and Targets. Members of IAPB are…

The Indicators Framework in support of SDGs and eye health

This paper provides analysis of important indicators and indicator processes of relevance to eye health, identifying challenges and opportunities and how we can leverage these for the benefit of people who are at risk of sight loss or persons with visual impairment. These include: The SDGs, the 100 Core Health Indicators and indicators for measurement of universal health coverage.

Does Cataract Surgery Alleviate Poverty? Evidence from a Multi-Centre Intervention Study Conducted in Kenya, the Philippines and Bangladesh

Background Poverty and blindness are believed to be intimately linked, but empirical data supporting this purported relationship are sparse. The objective of this study is to assess whether there is a reduction in poverty after cataract surgery among visually impaired cases. Methodology/Principal Findings A multi-centre intervention study was conducted in three countries (Kenya, Philippines, Bangladesh).…

Tracking universal health coverage: First global monitoring report

Joint WHO/World Bank Group report, June 2015   This report is the first of its kind to measure health service coverage and financial protection to assess countries’ progress towards universal health coverage.   It shows that at least 400 million people do not have access to one or more essential health services and 6% of…

The Economic Burden of Vision Loss and Eye Disorders in the United States

Overview The impact of chronic health problems is hard to put into words, so Prevent Blindness America put it into numbers by measuring the economic burden of vision loss and eye disorders. At a cost of $139 billion in 2013, eye disorders and vision loss are among the costliest health conditions currently facing the United…

Guidelines for School Eye Health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

Health, including visual health is inextricably linked to school achievement, quality of life, and economic productivity. Health education in the school setting is of fundamental importance as in acquiring and building knowledge of child and adolescent health, the values, abilities, skills and practices necessary for a healthy life are acquired. These best practice guidelines were developed by IMPACT-EMR, EMR-IAPB, Prevention…

Inclusion made easy in eye health programs

People with disabilities constitute the world’s largest minority group. As such, this ‘guide’ is a very important resource for all people working in eye health. It addresses the specific steps needed to ensure people with disabilities have equal access to eye health programs, and also the need to ensure that those with permanent vision loss access wider opportunities. This…

How Effective is Low Vision Service Provision? A Systematic Review

Abstract: Visual impairment is a large and growing socioeconomic problem. Good evidence on rehabilitation outcomes is required to guide service development and improve the lives of people with sight loss. Of the 478 potentially relevant articles identified, only 58 studies met our liberal inclusion criteria, and of these only 7 were randomized controlled trials. Although…

Global cost of correcting vision impairment from uncorrected refractive error

Objective: To estimate the global cost of establishing and operating the educational and refractive care facilities required to provide care to all individuals who currently have vision impairment resulting from uncorrected refractive error (URE). Methods: The global cost of correcting URE was estimated using data on the population, the prevalence of URE and the number…