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  1. Changing techniques in cataract surgery: how have patients benefited?
    Cataract surgery is one of the most frequently performed operations in the world. Recent advances in techniques and instrumentation have resulted in earlier intervention, improved surgical outcomes, and reduced dependence on spectacles.
  2. Cataract surgical rates
    Cataract remains the largest cause of blindness worldwide. Cataract surgical rate, or CSR, measures how many cataract operations are performed per million population in a given year.
  3. Integrating child eye health within primary health care: a case study
    Few children have access to specialised eye care in Tanzania. However, ten simple activities have been shown to reduce the risk of childhood blindness and eye disease dramatically. By teaching these to primary health workers in Tanzania, thousands of babies now have a better chance of having healthy eyes.
  4. The epidemiology of blindness in children: changing priorities
    The number of children who are blind from eye conditions (excluding refractive error) is falling in all regions. To continue this encouraging trend, comprehensive eye care needs to be strengthened by improving referral mechanisms and counselling parents at every step.
  5. Key messages: global eye health
    What progress has been made? © Suzanne Porter/ Sightsavers The prevalence of blindness has decreased by 25%: from 4.6 per 1,000 people in 1990 to 3.4 per 1,000 people in 2015 More people are receiving cataract surgery and implantation of an IOL is now routine, giving better post-operative vision Many people have received Mectizan for […]