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dc.contributorBamashmus, M.A.EN
dc.contributorAl Akily, S.A.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T09:10:10Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T09:10:10Z
dc.date.issued2010EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/V16/04/16_4_2010_0425_0428.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117889
dc.description425-428EN
dc.description.abstractA retrospective review of records determined the frequency and causes of low vision and blindness in all children aged <16 years attending an ophthalmic practice in Sana'a, Yemen between January and December 2001. Of the 1104 children studied, 45 [‎4.1%]‎ were found to have bilateral blindness and 115 [‎10.4%]‎ were unilaterally blind; 48 children [‎4.3%]‎ were bilaterally visually impaired and 109 [‎9.9%]‎ were unilaterally visually impaired. The main causes of bilateral blindness included cataract, glaucoma and retinal disorders. The most common causes of bilateral low vision included refractive errors, keratoconus and retinal disorders. These results provide a basis for planning blindness prevention programmes in YemenEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectBlindnessEN
dc.subjectVision, LowEN
dc.subjectVisual AcuityEN
dc.subjectRetrospective StudiesEN
dc.subjectCataractEN
dc.subjectGlaucomaEN
dc.subject.meshBlindnessEN
dc.titleProfile of childhood blindness and low vision in Yemen: a hospital-based studyEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 16 (‎4)‎, 425-428, 2010


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