Eye Health Info
There are 285 million people affected by visual impairment. Among them, 39 million are blind, and within that, 1.4 million are children under the age of 15.
80% of blinding diseases are avoidable. The OPC has been fighting against these diseases since 1978. In this section you can read more about these diseases, which include : refractive errors, cataracts, infected neo-natal conjunctivitis, visual impairment, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), onchocerciasis, diabetic retinopathy, trachoma, ocular trauma, and glaucoma.
Explore the inside of the eye and see its different organs in 3D : pupil, iris, cornea, lens, optic nerve, macula and retina. (Video is in French).
Video courtesy of Le Guide de la Vue®. www.guide-vue.fr is the French language online public eye health website. It offers advice from ophthalmologists, interactive 3D images and educational material on eye diseases, children’s sight, driving, computers, progressive lenses, contact lenses...the list goes on.