Quality Eye Care
The National Blindness &Low Vision Survey result (2007) show that there are over 1 million adults blind and 3 million visually impaired in Nigeria of which 66% are avoidable. Two out of every three Nigerians blind could have been avoidable. Cataract is the single most common cause of blindness with an estimated 486,000 adults in need of immediate cataract surgery. Globally, uncorrected refractive errors are the main causes of visual impairment. The major causes of blindness are Cataract (50%), Glaucoma (16%), Corneal opacity due to trachoma, trauma, vitamin A deficiency and other infections (12%), macular degeneration (<1%) and others (18%). Top causes of visual impairment: refractive errors, cataracts and glaucoma.