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dc.contributorNegrel, A.D.EN
dc.contributorLchazraji, Y.C.EN
dc.contributorAzelmat, M.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T07:44:35Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T07:44:35Z
dc.date.issued1997EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0301/emhj_1997_3_1_108_113.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117106
dc.description108-113EN
dc.description.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 programmeEN
dc.language.isofrEN
dc.subjectBlindnessEN
dc.subjectCataractEN
dc.subjectBlindnessEN
dc.subjectHealth EducationEN
dc.subject.meshBlindnessEN
dc.title[‎Blinding cataract in Morocco]‎EN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 3 (‎1)‎, 108-113, 1997


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