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  • Refractive error

    Globally, refractive error is responsible for 42% of visual impairment. Untreated refractive error can result in a person's vision being so poor that they are classified as being blind.

  • Anatomy of the eye

    The eye The eye is the organ of sight. The eye is an especially important organ as it often reflects general health. Retinal blood vessels can show the first signs of disease affecting the rest of the body.