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April 1998

Population-Based Assessment of Childhood Blindness in Southern India

Arch Ophthalmol. 1998;116(4):545-546. doi:

Although blindness in childhood is estimated to be less common than in other age groups, the cumulative blind-person-years suffered due to childhood blindness worldwide may be comparable to those suffered due to the leading causes of adult blindness.1 Published reports about population-based assessment of the prevalence of childhood blindness in India are unavailable. This information is necessary for planning of appropriate eye care services.