The main causes of blindness in children are also causes of child mortality – up to 60% of children who lose their sight will die within a year
Your financial contribution supports International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) programs to enhance education and eye care and to preserve and restore vision worldwide.
- 80% of worldwide blindness is preventable.
- 90% of people who are visually impaired live in developing countries.
- There is currently a significant shortfall of ophthalmologists in developing countries.
The ICO is working to build a “World Alliance for Sight” by leading, stimulating, and supporting the efforts of ophthalmologic societies, eye departments, and related organizations worldwide to enhance ophthalmic education and eye care.