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Cataract services policy 2010

Cataracts are the most common cause of visual impairment and blindness worldwide.

Services for cataracts are the cornerstone of eye care services and a priority of Vision 2020: the Right to Sight.

Surgery for cataracts is highly cost effective, and good outcomes lead to improved quality of life, visual functioning and economic productivity. Sightsavers works with partners to detect, refer, manage and follow up people with cataracts in the countries where it works.

This revised policy builds on Sightsavers Strategic Framework 2009-2013 and enlarges on the change themes in relation to health, community participation and development.

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