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Everyone matters: Inequality and inequity in eye health.

Abstract

According to the 2010 Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study, the global prevalence of blindness (age-standardised) has declined from 0.60% in 1990 to 0.47% in 2010. This seems to indicate that an increasing number of people have access to good eye health services. However, this improvement is not equally distributed within and across nations. The GBD study also showed that 60% of blindness worldwide is among women, underlining that gender equity in eye health has not yet been achieved.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Trimmel J
Year of Publication
2016
Journal
Community eye health
Volume
29
Issue
93
Number of Pages
1-3
Type of Article
Editorial
Language
eng
Alternate Journal
Comm Eye Health
Publication Language
eng