Population-based Survey Projects

A woman in traditional robes sits on the ground following cataract surgery

Population-based surveys are essential for documenting the prevalence of blindness and vision impairment, alongside causes, risk factors and comorbidities.  Representative data from populations assist in planning services and programmes that meet population need and allow for evaluation of change over time.

ICEH researchers have worked with collaborators to complete national comprehensive eye health surveys in The Gambia (2019, 1996, 1986), Sri Lanka (2013-2014), Nigeria (2005-2007), Pakistan (2002-2003) and Bangladesh (1999 – 2000).

In addition, ICEH coordinates the development of the 7th generation of the Rapid Assessment of avoidable blindness survey (RAAB7), together with Peek Vision. The workstream includes end-to-end digitisation of the methodology, pilot testing new modules, enhanced service planning support, new analytical outputs and visualisations and a new data repository.

Development of the 7th Generation of the Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB7)
The Gambia National Eye Health Survey 2019