By Dr Will Dean

Oct 19th 2010

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Looking towards 2020

Categories: Blindness, Vision 2020

There are some fantastic new estimates coming out of the WHO that 39.8 million people are blind worldwide; which is a decrease of just over 5 million (13%) in the past 6 years!

Around 80% of blindness is avoidable (as in treatable or preventable); and 90% of blind people live in low income countries.

We are winning the war on blindness!

Looking into the dawn of a new decade towards 2020

But a lot of momentum has to keep building to increase efforts even further in the next 10 years to keep going until the job is done..

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