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Defining eye health for everyone

Ramke J, Ah Tong BAM, Swenor BK, Faal HB, Burton MJ. Defining eye health for everyone. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics. November 2021.

Definitions matter. As we prepared the recent Lancet Global Health Commission on Global Eye Health, we recognised that establishing a clear definition of eye health could help galvanise the eye health community towards its ambitious aims in the coming decade. Here, we provide the context into which this new definition speaks, before elaborating on the main ways in which we believe the definition can help strengthen global eye health.