Eye Health

  1. Number of people affected by blindness (presenting visual acuity < 3/60 in the better eye) at country level
  2. Number of people affected by visual impairment (presenting visual acuity < 6/18 in the better eye), including blindness, at country level
  3. Number of visual impaired people, at country level, affected by Blinding trachoma
  4. Number of visual impaired people, at country level, affected by Cataract
  5. Number of visual impaired people, at country level, affected by Diabetic Retinopathy
  6. Number of visual impaired people, at country level, affected by Glaucoma
  7. Number of visual impaired people, at country level, affected by Paediatric Eye Diseases
  8. Number of visual impaired people, at country level, affected by Uncorrected Refractive Errors
  9. Number of districts in the country where trachoma is a public health problem
  10. Number of onchocerciasis endemic communities identified and stratified

2. Indicators to monitor the development and implementation of integrated national eye health policies, plans, programmes and eye care services in line with WHO’s framework for action for strengthening health systems

2.1. Human Resources for Eye Health
  1. Number of Allied Eye Health Professionals (ophthalmic nurses, opticians, orthoptists, ophthalmic and optometric assistants or technicians, etc…) at country level
  2. Number of ophthalmologists active at country level
  3. Absolute number of optometrists at country level
2.2. Service Delivery
  1. Number of cataract operated people with Visual Acuity >6/18 in the operated eye
  2. Number of cataracts surgeries performed
  3. Absolute number of centres offering paediatric ophthalmology services in the country
  4. Number of centres providing laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy at country level
  5. Number of centres which have a functioning visual field perimeter for glaucoma
  6. Number of public health facilities that dispense spectacles (glasses) for managing refractive errors at country level
  7. Does the national programme for Community Health Workers include eye health? (Yes/No)
  8. Is the Primary Eye Care part of the primary health care programme? (Yes/No)
2.3. Health Information
  1. Number of patient consultations for eye diseases in the country
2.4. Health Financing
  1. Do budgetary appropriations for Eye Health exist at MoH level? (Yes/No)
2.5. Consumables and Technology
  1. Number of all cataract operations performed with intraocular lens implantation
  2. Number of Eye care drugs included in the essential medicines list (Please provide a copy of the last updated essential medicines list)
2.6. Leadership and Governance
  1. Number of meetings of the Prevention of Blindness/ Eye Health committee led by MoH or with the participation of MoH representative, and held during last year
  2. Does the National coordinator/focal person for Eye Health exist in the country? (Yes/No)
  3. If Yes, is the National Prevention of Blindness/Eye Health plan implemented at Country level? (Yes/No)
  4. Is there a National Prevention of Blindness/Eye Health plan endorsed by Ministry of Health (MoH)? (Yes/No)
  5. Observance of World Sight Day with recognition from MoH or other governmental institutions (Yes/No)