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10 facts about blindness and visual impairment

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WHO provides support and assistance

WHO works with Member States and international partners to eliminate the main causes of avoidable blindness, focusing on priority chronic diseases (cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, Age-related Macular Degeneration, refractive errors) and visual rehabilitation, by providing direct technical assistance, piloting innovative approaches, support in monitoring and ensuring global coordination. Eye care services should now be included in universal access to health care.

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