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dc.contributor.authorHaddadin, A.
dc.contributor.authorEreifej, I.
dc.contributor.authorZawaida, F.
dc.contributor.authorHaddadin, H.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T11:13:23Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T11:13:23Z
dc.date.issued2002EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0802_3/emhj_2002_8_2_3_404_408.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119179
dc.description404-408EN
dc.description.abstractCauses of bilateral low vision [‎BLLV]‎ and bilateral blindness [‎BLB]‎ were investigated among 720 outpatients aged > 45 years in Irbid, Jordan, between July 1999 and October 2000. All received full ophthalmic examinations. BLLV was defined as visual acuity < 6/18 but > 3/60 in the better eye; BLB as acuity < 3/60 in the better eye. The leading cause of BLB and BLLV was cataract. Refractive error was the second major cause of BLLV. Other common causes were diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. Age-related macular degeneration was the single cause of BLB and BLLV for only 1.6% and 2.8% respectively. A population-based survey of BLB and BLLV in the elderly, yearly vision examinations and an ophthalmic education programme are recommendedEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectAge DistributionEN
dc.subjectBlindnessEN
dc.subjectCataractEN
dc.subjectDiabetic RetinopathyEN
dc.subjectGlaucomaEN
dc.subjectMacular DegenerationEN
dc.subjectOphthalmoscopyEN
dc.subjectReferral and ConsultationEN
dc.subjectVision ScreeningEN
dc.subjectVisual AcuityEN
dc.subject.meshVision DisordersEN
dc.titleCauses of visual impairment and blindness among the middle-aged and elderly in northern JordanEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 8 (‎2-3)‎, 404-408, 2002


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