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Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB)

What is RAAB?

RAAB is a well-established population-based eye health survey. It assesses the prevalence and causes of vision impairment and blindness among people aged 50 years and older, as well as reporting priority eye care service indicators. It provides locally-relevant data and is used by both governments and non-governmental eye health service providers at national and sub-national levels.

The latest version of RAAB is RAAB7. Delivered digitally, it enables faster, more accurate collection and analysis of secure, high-quality eye health data relevant to current eye health priorities.

For more information, how to conduct a RAAB and to access previous RAAB data, please visit