Effect of providing near glasses on productivity among rural Indian tea workers with presbyopia (PROSPER): a randomised trial

A trial of Indian tea pickers, has shown that the provision of glasses improved their productivity by 21.7 per cent – and for those aged over 50 the increase was 31.6 per cent. This represents the largest ever recorded productivity increase from any health intervention. The PROSPER [PROductivity Study of Presbyopia Elimination in Rural-dwellers] trial, is the…

Roadmap of Visual Impairment Control Program in Indonesia 2017-2030

Prevalence of blindness in Indonesia continues to be high. To overcome visual impairment in Indonesia, various efforts are needed including promotive, preventative, curative and rehabilitative action. Participation and contribution from cross-programmer and across sectors, as well as partners, in the implementation of these visual visual impairment control programme are welcome. This roadmap can be used…

First Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness Survey in the Maldives: Prevalence and Causes of Blindness and Cataract Surgery

A nationwide rapid assessment of avoidable blindness survey was undertaken in the Maldives among people aged 50 years or more to assess the prevalence and causes of blindness and visual impairment, cataract surgical coverage, cataract surgery outcome, and barriers to up‑take of cataract surgical services.

Myanmar National Eye Health Plan 2017-2021

The National Eye Heath Plan 2017-2021(NEPH), the country’s first national strategic plan for eye health was launched on 23 March 2017. It will guide and align the efforts of the Ministry of Health and Sports (MOHS) and other stakeholders to significantly reduce avoidable blindness and address vision impairment in Myanmar. The purpose of Myanmar's National…

Making Eye Health a Population Health Imperative: Vision for Tomorrow

Up to 16 Million Americans Have Uncorrected Vision Impairment; Report Calls for Transformation in Population Health Efforts to Eliminate Correctable and Avoidable Vision Impairments by 2030. In 2014, the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a multidisciplinary committee to “examine the core principles and public health strategies…

Prevalence of refractive error in Europe

Abstract To estimate the prevalence of refractive error in adults across Europe. Refractive data (mean spherical equivalent) collected between 1990 and 2013 from fifteen population-based cohort and cross-sectional studies of the European Eye Epidemiology (E3) Consortium were combined in a random effects meta-analysis stratified by 5-year age intervals and gender. Participants were excluded if they…

Increasing Prevalence of Myopia in Europe and the Impact of Education

Purpose To investigate whether myopia is becoming more common across Europe and explore whether increasing education levels, an important environmental risk factor for myopia, might explain any temporal trend. Design Meta-analysis of population-based, cross-sectional studies from the European Eye Epidemiology (E3) Consortium. Participants The E3 Consortium is a collaborative network of epidemiological studies of common…