Diseases & National Health Programme
In vision 2020 ophthalmic surgeon population ratio is follows:
(Ref: Park 22nd edition; Pg:407-408)
According to the proposed infrastructural strengthening under Vision 2020 in India it is envisaged to have 1 ophthalmic surgeon for every 5 lakh population. Some important facts about
Vision 2020: The Right to Sight –
- It is a global initiative to reduce avoidable (preventable and curable) blindness by the year 2020. India is also committed to this initiative. The plan of action for the country has been developed with following main features:
1. Target diseases are cataract, refractive errors, childhood blindness, corneal blindness, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy.
2. Human resource development as well as infrastructure and technology development at various levels of health system. The proposed four tier structure includes Centres of Excellence (20), Training Centres (200), Service Centres (2000), and Vision Centres (20,000).