Associate Professor, Head of Department in Ophthalmology, Nepalgunj Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Kohalpur, Nepal
*Corresponding Author: Pradeep Bastola, Associate Professor, Head of Department in Ophthalmology, Nepalgunj Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Kohalpur, Nepal.
Received: October 23, 2019; Published: November 01, 2019
In a world built on the ability to see, vision, the most dominant of our all senses (80%) is critical at every moment of our lives. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), World Report on Vision (October 2019), globally 2.2 billion people have some kind of visual impairment or blindness and 1 billion of them could have been addressed or prevented. Everyone if they live long will experience some kind of ocular problem in their lifetime and will need an appropriate treatment option for the same. Visual impairment occurs when an eye condition affects the visual system and one or more of its vision functions. A person who wears glasses or contact lenses to compensate for their visual impairment still possess visual impairment.
Citation: Pradeep Bastola. “Global Trend in Visual Impairment and Blindness, Changing Pattern, Challenges and Facts”. Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 3.1 (2020): 01-02.
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