Blindness and low vision in leprosy patients in Sichuan Province, China.
The acuity of vision of 2145 leprosy patients was examined. Twenty-six patients had bilateral blindness and 80 had diminution of vision bilaterally, according to WHO's standard. The vision disability rate was 4.94%. In addition, 136 patients (6.34%) had blindness or low vision involving one eye. The causes of blindness and low vision were leukoma and corneal ulcer.