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Global Estimates of Visual Impairment: 2010

Authored by British Journal of Ophthalmology
Posted on January 3, 2012
Topic: Advocacy/Vision 2020, Journal/Publication
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An article summarizing visual impairment and its causes in 2010, globally and by World Health Organization region.

This article was created from a systematic review of published and unpublished surveys from 2000 to 2011. For countries without visual impairment, estimates were based on newly developed imputation methods that took into account country economic status as proxy.

Surveys from 29 countries satisfied the inclusion criteria.  Globally, the number of people of all ages visually impaired is estimated to be 285 million, of whom 39 miillion are blind.

The above information/text was taken from Global estimates of visual impairment, as  published in the December 2011 issue of the British Journal of Ophthalmology.  Authored by Donatella Pascolini and Silvio Paolo Mariotti.

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