Challenges and Opportunities

The global epidemic of preventable blindness has already shown itself to have far-reaching consequences.

It is necessary for society to provide adequate care to those in need.

Fortunately, there has been some significant progress in treatment over the past year-and-a-half. However, there are still many challenges that lie ahead.

Prof. Ava Hossain, director and chief consultant, OSB Eye Hospital, (Dhaka, Bangladesh), introduced

the symposium’s panel and remarked on the great work that has been done in 2020, despite massive challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 They also highlighted some exciting innovations to look toward on the horizon of eye care treatment and technology.

Achievements and remaining challenges Prof. Nathan Congdon, director of research ลาวสามัคคี

and North Asia Advisor for ORBIS International, has done a lot of work to improve access to eye care in Southern China.

Recently, he has been working with the Lancet Global Health Commission, whose key message is that “eye health is essential to achieve Sustainable

Development Goals and that vision needs to be reframed as a development issue.”

Good eye health at the community level is extremely important in the coming years.

There has been much progress in the field of eye health, but there are still many demographic changes that threaten the populations in nations based on their specific needs.

There are new threats to eye health that require the attention of eye care professionals and activists.

Some of these threats include: diabetic retinopathy, high myopia, retinopathy of prematurity and chronic eye diseases of aging, such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.

It is important that efforts are focused on access to complete eye care services. Improving screening for DR

Dr. Brijesh Takkar is a faculty member at the LV Prasad Eye Institute, (Hyderabad, India),

and also a fellow with Indian Health Outcomes, Public Health and Economics (IHOPE) Research Centre.

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