Comm Eye Health Vol. 35 No. 116 2022. Published online 16 December, 2022

Improving cataract services

Outcome monitoring and efficient systems allow high quality cataract surgery for more patients, while costing less. NEPAL © Astrid Leck CC BY-NC-SA

Unoperated cataract remains the leading cause of blindness and moderate to severe visual impairment worldwide, affecting 94 million people globally. Addressing this urgent need requires a coordinated effort by everyone in the eye team to provide a patient-centred service, increase access to cataract surgery, and improve visual outcomes after surgery. A balanced approach to outcome, output, and outlay – as well as a focus on partnerships – is key, and this issue of the journal offers some helpful pointers and examples.

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