WVHO Collaborating Centers

The WVHO Collaborating Centers play an important role in contributing to the work of the Vision Health Programs worldwide. While the majority are located in developed countries, they achieve designation as collaborating centres in recognition of their international contribution, often on projects involving developing countries.


 The following organizations and websites are concerned with vision care. We provide these links as a service, not as an endorsement of the organizations or the contents of their websites.

For more eye health organizations, click here to visit the website of American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Main References


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Durr NJDave SRLage EMarcos SThorn FLim D. From unseen to seen: tackling the global burden of uncorrected refractive errors. Annu Rev Biomed Eng. 2014 Jul 11;16:131-53. doi: 10.1146/annurev-bioeng-071813-105216. Epub 2014 Jun 2. [Abstract]

Fricke TRTahhan NResnikoff S, et al. Global Prevalence of Presbyopia and Vision Impairment from Uncorrected Presbyopia: Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, and Modelling. Ophthalmology. 2018 May 9. pii: S0161-6420(17)33797-1. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2018.04.013. [Epub ahead of print] [Free full text]