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dc.contributorAl Akily, S.A.EN
dc.contributorBamashmus, M.A.EN
dc.contributorAl Mohammadi, K.A.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T09:21:48Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T09:21:48Z
dc.date.issued2010EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/V16/09/16_9_2010_0942_0946.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117984
dc.description942-946EN
dc.description.abstractThe causes of blindness in Yemen were determined in people aged 50+ years in both a communityand hospital-based study and documented using WHO/PBL criteria. In the community sample of 707 individuals in a rural area of Taiz governorate the prevalence of bilateral blindness was 7.9% and the main causes were cataract [‎71.4%]‎ and age-related macular degeneration [‎ARMD]‎ [‎14.3%]‎. Corneal opacities and uncorrected aphakia were rare [‎1 case each]‎ and there were no cases of diabetic retinopathy. Unilateral blindness was found in 8.6% of the community sample. In a case-notes review of 1320 new patients attending an eye clinic in Sana'a, bilateral blindness was documented in 26.5% and unilateral blindness in 9.0% [‎main causes: cataract, glaucoma, ARMD, diabetic retinopathy, corneal opacities and traumaEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectPrevalenceEN
dc.subjectCataractEN
dc.subjectGlaucomaEN
dc.subjectMacular DegenerationEN
dc.subjectCorneal OpacityEN
dc.subject.meshBlindnessEN
dc.titleCauses of blindness in people aged 50 years and over: community-based versus hospital-based studyEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 16 (‎9)‎, 942-946, 2010


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