Optometry as part of Vision 2020: global perspective. Kovin Naidoo ICEE Africa Director AFCO Vice-President. World Health Organisation- IAPB. Global Initiative to Eliminate Avoidable Blindness by the Year 2020. < 6/18 - 3/60 <0.3 - 0.05. < 3/60 <0.05. Low Vision. Blind.
ICEE Africa Director
Global Initiative to Eliminate Avoidable Blindness by the Year 2020
90%+ live in
80% of blindness is avoidable
China 4.4% Due to RE:10%
Shaozhen Li, 1999 (n=5342)
India 2.5% Due to RE:9.6%
Dandona, 1998 (n=2522)
10%+ of WorldBlindness
Sth Africa 1.0% RE:10%
Cook, 1992 (n=268)
Australia 0.15% Due to RE:25%
Taylor, 1997 (n=3268)
Saudi Arabia0.7% RE: 5.3%
Al Faran, 1993 (n=2882)
Negrel, Ellwein, 2001
blindness following mass cataract surgery using standard power IOL
Low vision care & vision correction
*WHO Global Initiative: Vision 2020, Feb 1999
Ophth., Opt., Managers
OphN., Oph.Tech, Dispensing Opt.
Mid Level Personnel
Com Worker, Teacher, PHCW
African Vision Research Institute (AVRI) addresses
the need for Africa based eye research.
Based in South Africa it will link:
Worldwide blindness and impaired vision-the burden and its effects
Health care planning
Outcomes of intervention.