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.
Dandona L, Williams JD, Williams BC, Rao GN. Population-Based Assessment of Childhood Blindness in Southern India. Arch Ophthalmol. 1998;116(4):545–546. doi:
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