Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium
Worldwide there are 253 million visually impaired people, of whom 36 million are blind. Of these, 82 million and 14 million are Commonwealth Citizens, respectively (2015 data). Yet, 75% of this blindness is either treatable or preventable.
The Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium is a group of eye health organisations from several Commonwealth countries working together to deliver an exciting, integrated programme of fellowships, research and technology which aims, over the long-term, to strengthen eye health systems and quality of eye care throughout the Commonwealth.
Strengthening capacity to deliver eye care, through training and information sharing.
Deepening understanding of avoidable blindness and approaches to tackling it.
Development and roll out of technology, which will help identify and diagnose eye problems in any setting using only a smartphone.