Making avoidable blindness a thing of the past

Social and economic ramifications of sight loss are too big to ignore, but an array of inspiring projects is helping to tackle one of the biggest healthcare battles of our time

Cure for inherited blindness could be within reach


Research into eye disease is attracting healthy global investment and resulting in some promising treatments, notably using stem cells and gene therapy

Believe your eyes whatever age

Regular eye checks can mean the difference between good and failing sight at all stages of life, as Yvonne Gordon reports

Unaddressed health issue shames us all

Peter Ackland, chief executive of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, highlights the plight of the blind and visually impaired in the UK and around the world