Faculty Articles

Title

Prevalence and causes of vision loss in sub-Saharan Africa in 2015: Magnitude, temporal trends and projections

Volume

104

Issue

12

Publication Date / Copyright Date

12-1-2020

First Page

1658

Last Page

1668

Publisher

BMJ Publishing Group

DOI Number

10.1136/bjophthalmol-2019-315217

Abstract

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 (

Disciplines

Optometry

Keywords

epidemiology, public health

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