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  1. National survey of blindness and low vision in Lebanon.

    Article - En anglais

    Aims-To survey level of blindness and low vision in Lebanon.

    Methods-A population survey was undertaken in 10 148 individuals to measure the prevalence and identify the causes of blindness in Lebanon.

    Results

    The prevalence of blindness was 0.6% and that of low vision 3.9%. The major causes of blindness were cataract (41.3%) and uncorrected large refractive error (12.6%). Conclusion-Most causes of blindness in Lebanon can be controlled by various educational and medical programmes.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Cécité, Malvoyance, Prévalence, Facteur risque, Liban, Asie, Homme, Oeil pathologie, Trouble vision

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Blindness, Low vision, Prevalence, Risk factor, Lebanon, Asia, Human, Eye disease, Vision disorder

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0529196

    Code Inist : 002B09K. Création : 13/02/1998.