Prevalence and causes of vision loss in sub-Saharan Africa in 2015: Magnitude, temporal trends and projections
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Background This study aimed to assess the prevalence and causes of vision loss in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in 2015, compared with prior years, and to estimate expected values for 2020. Methods A systematic review and meta-analysis assessed the prevalence of blindness (presenting distance visual acuity <3/60 in the better eye), moderate and severe vision impairment (MSVI; presenting distance visual acuity <6/18 but ≥3/60) and mild vision impairment (MVI; presenting distance visual acuity <6/12 and ≥6/18), and also near vision impairment (
epidemiology, public health
Naidoo, Kovin; Kempen, John H.; Gichuhi, Stephen; Braithwaite, Tasanee; Casson, Robert J.; Cicinelli, Maria Vittoria; Das, Aditi; Flaxman, Seth R.; Jonas, Jost B.; Keeffe, Jill Elizabeth; Leasher, Janet; Limburg, Hans; Pesudovs, Konrad; Resnikoff, Serge; Silvester, Alexander J.; Tahhan, Nina; Taylor, Hugh R.; Wong, Tien Y.; and Bourne, Rupert R.A., "Prevalence and causes of vision loss in sub-Saharan Africa in 2015: Magnitude, temporal trends and projections" (2020). Faculty Articles. 33.