The partners at VICTORIA EYE, Dr. Darren Behn and Dr. Olivia Dam have dedicated their careers to vision restoration and improvement for patients. They appreciate that for people in developing countries, where care is challenging to non-existent, support is needed and they devote time to global outreach trips as often as possible. For 2010, WHO estimated that globally 285 million people were visually impaired, of whom 39 million were blind. An estimated 19 million children are visually impaired. Of these, 12 million children are visually impaired due to refractive errors, a condition that could be easily diagnosed and corrected. Approximately 90% of visually impaired people live in developing countries. According to the data for 2010, 80% of visual impairment including blindness is avoidable. The two main causes of visual impairment in the world are uncorrected refractive errors (42%) and cataract (33%). Globally, cataract remains the leading cause of blindness. Visual impairment and blindness from cataracts are avoidable because an effective means of treatment (cataract extraction with implantation of an intraocular lens) is both safe and efficacious to restore sight. Information from WHO World Health Organization Universal Eye Health: A Global Action Plan 2014-2019. To Read More about the WHO Global Action Plan View or Download PDF here.