Global causes of vision loss in 2015: are we on track to achieve the Vision 2020 target?
Charumathi Sabanayagam; Ching-Yu Cheng
Sponsor/Institution: Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore; Centre for Quantitative Medicine, Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School
Publication: The Lancet Global Health

Published in 2017

Key points:

  • This study provides global estimates of the leading causes of vision impairment and blindness for 2015, examines trends since 1990, and provides projections to 2020.
  • It examines the effect of interventions on avoidable blindness and the progress made towards achieving the targets over the period 2010–15 including 61 new studies added, giving a total of 288 studies from 98 countries.

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Global causes of vision loss in 2015: are we on track to achieve the Vision 2020 target?

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