A focus on National Eye Health Week

Professional Disease
Emma White explores how the profession supported National Eye Health Week’s drive to promote the importance of good eye health

National Eye Health Week (NEHW), organised by Eye Health UK, promoted the importance of eye health and the need for regular eye tests for all.

The national campaign (September 18-24) encouraged people to get back into the habit of having regular eye tests after data showed that 4.7 million NHS eye tests have been lost since the pandemic and one in five has postponed or cancelled tests.

Health analysts predicted that a million more Britons will develop one of the four main causes of blindness in the next decade. Cases of late-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are estimated to rise by 25% by 2032; early-stage AMD by 16%; cataract, 25%; glaucoma, 17%; and diabetic retinopathy by 5%.

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