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[Visual impairment and blindness in children in a Malawian school for the blind].

Authors
  • Schulze Schwering, M
  • Nyrenda, M
  • Spitzer, M S
  • Kalua, K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2013
Volume
230
Issue
8
Pages
820–824
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1328773
PMID: 23959513
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Optic atrophy, retinal diseases (mostly albinism) and cataracts were the major causes of severe visual impairment and blindness in children in an integrated school for the blind in Malawi. Corneal scarring was now the fourth cause of visual impairment, compared to being the commonest cause 35 years ago. Congenital cataract and its postoperative outcome were the commonest remedial causes of visual impairment.

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