Preventing avoidable sight loss from blinding trachoma and cataract.

The impact of visual impairment on quality of life is particularly acute for vulnerable populations in developing countries. It can lead to increased social and economic dependency, reduced life expectancy, and an additional barrier to opportunities in education and employment, perpetuating the cycle of poverty. To address this issue, the Avoidable Blindness program consists of three initiative areas: 1) contributing to the global fight to eliminate trachoma by 2020; 2) increasing access to high-quality cataract surgery; and 3) strengthening the eye healthcare sector in these targeted intervention areas.

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