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253 million people suffer globally from visual impairment and blindness.

Additionally, 1.1 billion have near-vision impairment. 89% live in low-middle income countries and over 75% of the causes are avoidable1.

In Pakistan, It has been estimated that 1% of the population is blind, accounting for 2 million people and millions more suffer from vision impairment2.

Building comprehensive programs for patients, the Integrated Eye Care program at IRD focuses on three main aspects: integration, capacity building and innovation for WHO priority eye diseases in both children and adults.

 

References

(1) http://atlas.iapb.org/global-burden-vision-impairment/gbvi-global-cause-estimates/

(2) Jadoon MZ, Dineen B, Bourne RRA, Shah SP, Khan MA, Johnson GJ, Gilbert CE, Khan MD. Prevalence of Blindness and Visual Impairment in Pakistan: The Pakistan National Blindness and Visual Impairment Survey, Investig. Ophthalmology Vis. Sci. 47 (2006) 4749. doi:10.1167/iovs.06-0374.