Vision Health and Healthy Ageing

The IFA’s Vision Health Portfolio focuses on addressing gaps and exploring the latest trends in treatment and outcomes related to diabetes-related vision complications and age-related macular degeneration. Ageing and vision health are strongly associated, therefore the work of both the DR Barometer and EyeSeeYou programs is guided by the four action areas of the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing to ensure that the rights of older people are protected and respected.

The programs also aim to drive policy towards integrated people-centered eye care (IPEC) as stipulated in the World Health Organization’s World Report on Vison to address the gaps in patient care, treatment guidelines and education.