Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness
Since 1992, there was no studies were done on the prevalence of avoidable blindness in Mongolia. Based on the findings from 1992, the prevalence of blindness was estimated at 2.14% in people aged 50 years and older.
With a new approach applied in the Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB), information needed to plan for specific diseases and general non-blinding conditions including cataract, refractive errors, childhood blindness, trachoma, posterior segment disease (primarily glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and ARMD) and common non-blinding conditions. The information available from RAAB will help to strengthen National VISION 2020 with focus on policy, on overall strategies, on practical national targets, on advocacy, and on human resources necessary for VISION 2020.