Tag: RAAB

Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness and Diabetic Retinopathy Report – Papua New Guinea 2017

The Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB) + Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) was a Brien Holden Vision Institute (the Institute) project, conducted in cooperation with the Institute’s partner in Papua New Guinea (PNG) – PNG Eye Care.  It was supported under a research grant from The Fred Hollows Foundation. The first national survey on eye health in Papua New…

First Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness Survey in the Maldives: Prevalence and Causes of Blindness and Cataract Surgery

A nationwide rapid assessment of avoidable blindness survey was undertaken in the Maldives among people aged 50 years or more to assess the prevalence and causes of blindness and visual impairment, cataract surgical coverage, cataract surgery outcome, and barriers to up‑take of cataract surgical services.

Review of recent surveys on blindness and visual impairment in Latin America

Aims: To review recent data on prevalence and causes of blindness and visual impairment in Latin America. Method: Data from recent population-based prevalence surveys in nine countries in Latin America, covering 30 544 people aged 50 years and older, are presented. Results: The prevalence of bilateral blindness (VA <3/60 in the better eye with available correction)…