Aging, Population Growth Challenging Progress On Vision Care, WHO Report Says

Devex: Aging and population growth, challenges for vision care: WHO report
“Population growth and aging are fast outpacing reductions made in the prevalence of visual impairment over the past three decades, according to the World Health Organization’s first-ever report on vision published Tuesday. … The anticipated rise in the numbers of people suffering from different forms of visual impairments and at-risk of blindness is expected to pose challenges to countries’ health systems, which are already constrained in reaching all affected populations and providing quality interventions…” (Ravelo, 10/8).