Self-reported Visual Problems in Europe (EUROVISION)

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EUROVISION aims to raise the profile of eye health and vision, help prevent avoidable visual impairment, and secure an equal and inclusive society for those with irreversible blindness or low vision in Europe.

This project is supported by a European Marie Curie Fellowship grant (HORIZON 2020 programme, European Commission), with the support of the European Coalition for Vision (ECV). The ECV is an alliance made up of professional bodies, patient groups, European NGOs, disabled people’s organisations and associations of health technology providers representing suppliers.

Prior to this project we were unaware of the self-reported sensory problems of European Union citizens. This research projects has analysed the responses of more than 300,000 participants in the European Health Interview Survey and reports self-reported vision and hearing problems of European Union citizens for the first time, placed in the context of many other factors including demographic, socio-economic, health determinants and healthcare access factors.

Professor Nicolas Leveziel (Marie Curie Fellow)
Professor Rupert Bourne
Professor Shahina Pardhan
Professor Tunde Peto
Dr Julie-Ann Little

Recent publications

Leveziel, N., Marillet, S., Braithwaite, T., Peto, T., Ingrand, P., Pardhan, S., Bron, A. M., Jonas, J. B., Resnikoff, S., Little, J., Bourne, R. R. A., 2020. Self-reported visual difficulties in Europe and related factors: a European population-based cross-sectional survey. Acta Ophthalmologica. doi: 10.1111/aos.14643

Leveziel, N., Marillet, S., Dufour, Q., Lichtwitz, O., Bentaleb, Y., Pelen, F., Ingrand, P., Bourne, R., 2020. Prevalence of macular complications related to myopia – Results of a multicenter evaluation of myopic patients in eye clinics in France. Acta Ophthalmologica, 98(2), pp. e245-e251. doi: 10.1111/aos.14246