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Eye health professionals welcome the first ever public health indicator for eye health

 

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Eye health professionals welcome the first ever public health indicator for eye health

As part of the new public health outcomes framework, the indicator, which came into force on 1 April 2013, will track changes in the numbers of people who are certified as blind or partially sighted and have lost their sight from one of the three major causes of preventable sight loss: glaucoma, wet age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

A new briefing Preventing avoidable sight loss: a public health priority has been launched to support eye health professionals in raising awareness of the indicator.