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The Pediatric Eye Health Challenge Beyond 2020

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  • 1 Gyalyum Kesang Choeden Wangchuck National Eye Center, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital, Thimphu, Bhutan

ABSTRACT.

Evidence suggests that improved eye health offers the potential to progress toward achieving United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With Vision 2020: Right to Sight Initiative coming to an end and the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic, it is necessary to revisit the priority of pediatric eye health. Considering the profound impact of childhood blindness and visual impairment, it is important to draw the attention of public health leaders, policymakers, organizations, and governments to create innovative and effective strategies to combat the emerging eye health challenges of children and their families.

Author Notes

Address correspondence to Indra Prasad Sharma, Gyalyum Kesang Choeden Wangchuck National Eye Center, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital, Thimphu 11001, Bhutan. E-mail: ipsharma@jdwnrh.gov.bt

Author’s address: Indra Prasad Sharma, Gyalyum Kesang Choeden Wangchuck National Eye Center, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital, Thimphu 11001, Bhutan, E-mail: ipsharma@jdwnrh.gov.bt.

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