Vision 2020:Right to sight

Vision 2020:Right to sight, is an internatioonal initiative started by WHO in 1999 along with Task force of International NGO’s. It aims at dealing with 5 major conditions which cause blindness.

  1. Cataract
  2. Childhood blindness
  3. Trachoma
  4. Refractive errors and low vision
  5. Onchocerciasis(River bindness)

The Indian govt has adopted Vision 2020:Right to sight under National Programme for control of blindness in 2001. Diseases included in India are:

  1. Cataract
  2. Childhood blindness
  3. Trachoma
  4. Refractive errors and low vision
  5. Corneal blindness
  6. Diabetic retinopathy
  7. Glaucoma

River blindness was excluded from the list and three diseases added to the list.

  1. Thanks for mentioning VISION 2020: The Right to Sight :razz:
    Please see the official website VISION2020.org. The site is run by IAPB, which is the umbrella organisation for the 111 NGOs, professional bodies, institutions and corporations which partner with WHO in the global initiative.

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