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Public Health and Cataract Blindness

Authored by Dr. Van C. Lansingh, IAPB/VISION 2020 Latin America
Posted on November 22, 2011
Topic: Advocacy/Vision 2020
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Defines and classifies the condition of cataracts. This presentation also addresses the epidemiology of cataracts and provides an overview of public health approaches to prevent and control cataract blindness.

Includes statistics about the prevalence of cataracts worldwide. The presentation discusses the relationship between cataracts and blindness, risk factors that contribute to the development of cataracts, and possible treatment options.

Written primarily from a public health point of view, the presentation may be helpful for advocates and others working to lower the prevalence of cataracts and provide better prevention and treatment options.

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