An Update on Pediatric Keratoprosthesis
Received Date: December 28, 2018; Published Date: January 11, 2019
As we see ourselves one year closer to the year 2020, we ask ourselves if we are closer to accomplishing the World Health Organization’s “Vision 2020,” a project aimed at eliminating the main causes of avoidable blindness by the year 2020 . A top priority of this ambitious initiative is the prevention of childhood blindness. Blindness in children is complex; it affects, in addition to eyes, a child’s neurologic development. Further, childhood blindness requires resources from and collaboration between medical, community, and educational services to nurture the growing child. Providing sight to a child who may otherwise go blind is thus more than just about restoring vision .