Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ISSN: 2582-3191)

Informative Article Volume 4 Issue 11

Various Action Plans and Initiative Activities of NPCB

Gaurav Dubey1, Mahesh Chandra2, Vibha Kumar3, Jamshed Ali4*, Dr Deepak Gupta5, Farzana Tairin Tusha6, SM Abdullah Al Mamun6, Sucheta Mitra7, Ragni Kumari8, Mantasha Dilkash9 and Yasmeen Shahid10

1Department of Optometry, FPS, UPUMS Saifai Etawah, U.P, India
2Dr. Sushila Tewari Hospital and Govt. Medical College, Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India
3Department of Paramedical Sciences, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India
4Department of Optometry, Allied Health Sciences, IIMT University, Meerut, U.P, India
5Department of Optometry, National institute of Medical Sciences, Rajasthan, Jaipur, India
6Chittagong Eye Infirmary and Training Complex, Bangladesh
7Department of Optometry, Arka Jain University, Jharkhand, India
8Amity Institute of Public Health, Amity University, Noida, U.P, India
9Department of Optometry, Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Optometry and Visual Sciences, Pune, India
10Department of Optometry, TMU, Moradabad, U.P, India

*Corresponding Author: Jamshed Ali, Department of Optometry, College of Allied Health Sciences, IIMT University, Meerut, India.

Received: October 01, 2021 ; Published: October 09, 2021



India was the first country to launch the government-funded National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB) in 1976. A high percentage of blind people in a country is a sign of underdeveloped socioeconomic conditions and poor access to eye care. This is because 80-90 percent of blindness can be treated or prevented. Females, rural residents, and those who underwent cataract surgery later in life had worse visual outcomes than those who did not have these risk factors (more than 70 years). According to India's National Health Policy of 1983, lowering the prevalence of blindness from 1.4% to 0.3% was a top public health priority. By the end of the tenth five-year plan, the Indian government wants blindness to be reduced to 0.8 percent and 0.5 percent by 2010. According to WHO, blindness is defined as vision loss of less than 10 degrees in the better eye with the best available correction or visual acuity of less than 3/60. To reduce the frequency of blindness from 1.4% to 0.3%.

Keywords: National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB); WHO; Blindness



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Citation: Jamshed Ali., et al. “Various Action Plans and Initiative Activities of NPCB".Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 4.11 (2021): 29-34.


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