Aims-To survey the spectrum of eye disease presenting to rural eye clinics in Cambodia.
Methods-A total of 1381 patients seen consecutively at 13 eye clinics were examined and the findings recorded.
231 (16.7%) were bilaterally blind (visual acuity<3/60 in both eyes) ; 263 (19%) were unilaterally blind, and 169 (12%) had low vision (visual acuity<6/18 in the better eye).
Cataract was the commonest cause of visual loss in all three categories and was responsible respectively in 69%, 40%, and 55% of each group.
Thirty three of them needed lid surgery for trichiasis.
Conclusion-With the difficult practical and political situation in Cambodia there seems little prospect of making substantial inroads into the backlog of avoidable blindness in the near future.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cataracte, Glaucome, Cécité, Cambodge, Asie, Epidémiologie, Homme, Oeil pathologie, Cristallin pathologie, Segment antérieur pathologie, Trouble vision
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cataract, Glaucoma (eye), Blindness, Cambodia, Asia, Epidemiology, Human, Eye disease, Lens disease, Anterior segment disease, Vision disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0403107
Code Inist : 002B09L. Création : 19/12/1997.