The report found that people living in low and middle-income regions were four times more susceptible to vision impairment compared with higher-income regions [File: Bill West/AP]
At least one billion people have a vision impairment that is yet to be addressed or could have been prevented by simple eye care, according to a new report published by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday.
The report titled World Report on Vision stated that more than 2.2 billion people globally live with vision impairment or blindness.
“It is unacceptable that 65 million people are blind or have impaired sight when their vision could have been corrected overnight with a cataract operation,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement.
“People who need eye care must be