['Vision 2020 Netherlands': a World Health Organization project against avoidable visual impairment in The Netherlands]


Limburg, H; den Boon, JM; Hogeweg, M; Gevers, RJ; Keunen, JE; ten Hove, GT; (2005) ['Vision 2020 Netherlands': a World Health Organization project against avoidable visual impairment in The Netherlands]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd, 149 (11). pp. 577-82. ISSN 0028-2162

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Abstract

In the year 2004 there were an estimated 220,000-320,000 people in The Netherlands with visual impairment. In 150,000-220,000 (70%) of them the visual impairment is either curable or could have been prevented. Those most at risk are people with intellectual disabilities, elderly people in care institutions, elderly people in general and diabetics. 'Vision 2020 Netherlands', an initiative of the World Health Organization, was launched to eliminate avoidable visual impairment in the Netherlands by the year 2020 by means of awareness campaigns, implementation of screening programmes and by expanding eye care capacity through efficient cooperation between the professional groups involved in eye care.

Item Type: Article
PubMed ID: 15799640
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/19622

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