Cataract--a global perspective: output, outcome and outlay

Eye (Lond). 1999 Jun;13 ( Pt 3b):449-53. doi: 10.1038/eye.1999.120.


There are approximately 20 million people blind from cataract in the world, the majority of whom do not have access to affordable cataract surgery. This article will briefly address three questions regarding service delivery: How many cataracts need to be operated on? What are satisfactory results? How can cataract surgery be made affordable?

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cataract / epidemiology*
  • Cataract Extraction / economics
  • Cataract Extraction / statistics & numerical data*
  • Global Health
  • Health Care Costs
  • Humans
  • Treatment Outcome