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World Health Forum. 1998;19(1):53-9.

Prevention of blindness--WHO's mission for vision.

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Programme for the Prevention of Blindness and Deafness, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.

Abstract

Changes in the world order and in technology during the last half-century have revolutionized approaches to blindness prevention and sight restoration. Although the possibilities have improved and increased immeasurably, unnecessary blindness will remain common, especially among the poor, unless a concerted international effort is made to prevent it.

PMID:
9610242
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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