Focus on Hungary

June 1, 2006

In 1999, the World Health Organization (WHO) initiated its worldwide campaign, "Vision 2020 - The Right to Sight". The main aim of the programme was to eliminate the main causes of avoidable blindness by the target date of 2020. Hungary is participating in this "Fight for Sight" initiative. Here, J?nos N?meth summarizes the progress that he and his colleagues have made over the last five years, showing the current state of, and trends in, ophthalmic healthcare in Hungary, as well as the incidence of blindness in the country.