alexa An epidemiological study of blindness in an Indian rural community.


Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology

Author(s): Srivastava RN, Verma BL

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Abstract A house-to-house survey of blindness in an Indian rural community covering a population of 20 134 in 12 villages revealed a prevalence rate of 35 blind and 144 partially blind persons per 10 000 population. Blindness was significantly associated with the age, sex, marital status, occupation, and socioeconomic status of the respondents. Caratact, glaucoma, smallpox and trachoma were the main causes of blindness. Preventive measures can reduce the toll of blindness in such a community.
This article was published in J Epidemiol Community Health and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology

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