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Rapid Assessment of Visual Impairment in Urban Population of Delhi, India

Visual impairment is a global public health challenge. In 2013, a Global Action Plan was formulated by the World Health Assembly with an overall goal to reduce the prevalence of avoidable visual impairment worldwide. Cataract and uncorrected refractive errors contribute to more than…

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Prevalence and Causes of Blindness and Visual Impairment and Their Associated Risk Factors

Recent estimates show that there are 324 million people who are either blind or visually impaired in the world and that the burden of blindness and visual impairment (VI) is disproportionately clustered in the developing countries, including India [1]. With 8 million blind people and 62 million VI, India shares almost a quarter of the entire global burden of blindness and VI.

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Visual impairment in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh

Sound epidemiological data is essential for developing strategies for blindness prevention. The last one and half decades have witnessed the emergence of rapid assessment surveys in eye care as a cornerstone for the planning and monitoring of eye care services in developing countries.

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