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Blindness and low vision in leprosy patients in Sichuan Province, China.

Abstract

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.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Yang J
Jian D
Hu L
Liu J
Wang K
Year of Publication
1998
Journal
Indian journal of leprosy
Volume
70
Issue
1
Number of Pages
139-43
Date Published
1998 Jan-Mar
Language
eng
ISSN Number
0254-9395
Call Number
Infolep Library - available
Alternate Journal
Indian J Lepr
Publication Language
eng