Optometry and the Future of Eye Care (4)

Dr. Patanjali Dev Nayar and the WHO’s Target of Eyecare Accessibility for All at APOC 2023

In this interview, Dr. Patanjali Dev Nayar – Medical Officer for Public Health at the World Health Organization South-East Asia Regional Office (WHO SEARO) – discusses the importance of integrated people-centered eyecare and how optometrists can play a key role in reducing vision loss and eliminating blindness.

Dr. Nayar shares the WHO’s global targets for cataract surgery, uncorrected refractive error elimination, and the SEARO’s targets for diabetic retinopathy. He also talks about the importance of integrating eyecare into primary healthcare and how to make it more accessible to everyone.

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