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Title: Causes and anatomical site of blindness and severe visual loss in Isfahan, Islamic Republic of Iran
Authors: Dehghan, A.
Kianersi, F.
Moazam, E.
Ghanbari, H.
Issue Date: 2010
Language: English
Abstract: This study in 2005 evaluated the causes and major anatomical site of blindness and severe visual loss at a school for blind children in Isfahan province, Islamic Republic of Iran. All 211 students were examined according to the modified WHO/PBL eye examination record: 70.4% were blind, 24.3% had severe visual loss and 5.3% were visually impaired. The major causes of abnormality were hereditary factors [42.7%], prenatal/ neonatal [18.5%] and unknown etiology [35.5%]. The main sites of abnormality were the retina [62.6%], whole globe [17.5%], lens [7.1%] and optic nerve [7.1%]. A high proportion of parents were in a consanguineous marriage [49.2%]. The pattern of blindness in Isfahan encompasses characteristics of both developed and developing countries
Description: 228-232
Keywords: Visual Pathways
Vision, Low
Retina
Optic Nerve
Subject: Blindness
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117848
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/V16/02/16_2_2010_0228_0232.pdf
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