Ensure universal access to comprehensive eye care services: WHO

Every year, the second Thursday in October is celebrated as World Sight Day


WHO South-East Asia has 140 million visually impaired people.

The region has an estimated 12 million blind people, 8 million of them in India.

More than 50% of all blindness is caused by cataract which accounts for 33% of visual impairment.

Uncorrected refractive errors are responsible for 43% of the visual impairment in the Region.

About 65% of the visually impaired people are 50-year-old and above.


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