Author: Clare Gilbert

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Co-director ICEH
Organisation: International Centre for Eye Health

Blindness in children: declining magnitude over time

Co-director ICEH
Organisation: International Centre for Eye Health
In 1992 the World Health Organization estimated that there were 1.5 million children who were blind from eye conditions worldwide, stating that this estimate was based on limited epidemiological data1. At that time, measles infection and vitamin A deficiency were considered the most important avoidable causes. In 2000 WHO reviewed the evidence and the estimate…