[Blinding cataract in Morocco]
AbstractA 1992 survey of the prevalence and causes of visual impairment in Morocco identified age-related cataract as the leading cause of blindness [45.5%] and low vision [43.1%]. The prevalence of cataract-related visual impairment was estimated to be 2.1%. Patients who had undergone cataract surgery represented 0.8% of the sample; the demand for surgical care is estimated at 25%. Only 60% of people with aphakia had the necessary corrective lenses. Stigmata/complications of posterior dislocation of the lens by the traditional method of cataract treatment were found in 0.1% of cases examined. Sound and sustained management of the public health problem posed by cataracts would reduce the current prevalence of blindness by about 40%, bringing it down to 0.5%, the long-term objective of the national blindness control programme
Negrel, A.D., Lchazraji, Y.C. & Azelmat, M. (1997). [Blinding cataract in Morocco]. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117106
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 3 (1), 108-113, 1997
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