Moorfields contributes to Lancet Commission on Global Eye Health

Several Moorfields clinicians have contributed to the “Lancet Global Health Commission on Global Eye Health: Vision beyond 2020”.

This report is authored by 73 leading experts from 25 countries and brings together the latest evidence with new epidemiological and economic analyses. It demonstrates that, with the right tools, strategies, and sufficient funding, improving eye health has immediate and substantial benefits for individuals as well as economic and social prosperity worldwide.

The report calls for eye care to be included in mainstream health services and development policies, arguing that it is essential to achieving Universal Health Coverage and the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The members of the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology who contributed include:

-Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist, Professor Matthew Burton, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, is the commission chair and lead author.

-Consultant ophthalmologist, Richard Wormald, supported the systematic review work and the ‘Grand Challenges in Global Eye Health’

-Consultant ophthalmologist, Pearse Keane, co-led the section on artificial intelligence (AI).

-Professor Alastair Denniston, University of Birmingham, co-led the section on AI and a review of AI datasets.

-Consultant ophthalmic surgeon, Professor Sir Peng Khaw, contributed to the selection and framing of the key messages, and raised funding

The project was funded in part by Moorfields Eye Charity.

Read the full report and additional resources.

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