Estimating the incidence of vision-reducing cataract in Africa
Estimating Incidence of Vision-Reducing Cataract in Africa
A New Model With Implications for Program Targets
S Lewallen, T D Williams, A Dray, B C Stock, W Mathenge, J Oye, J Nkurikiye, K Kimani, A Müller, P Courtright. Archives of Ophthalmology, 2010;128(12):1584-1589. Dec 2010
This study reports on a new model to calculate the rate at which cataract surgery should be carried out in a population in order to eliminate cataract blindness.
The model uses data on the prevalence of blindness, along with data on local mortality, age of the population and severity of cataract.
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