• UKNEHS Team

World Sight Day - sight loss and blindness to double by 2050

Good afternoon,


Today, World Sight Day, a letter from the All Party Parliamentary

Group for Eye Health and Vision Impairment was sent to Matt Hancock,

calling on the Government to support the UKNHES. The letter, and

the news release can be found at this link:

https://www.uknehs.org.uk/post/world-sight-day-uk-eye-health-data-shame


Additionally, Professor Bourne's research into global prevalence of

eye disease, in pre-print with The Lancet, has been highlighted by

Anglia Ruskin University, and shows that blindness and severe vision

impairment is set to double by 2050. A news release is here:

https://aru.ac.uk/news/blindness-and-sight-loss-to-double-by-2050


UKNEHS Team

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