[Prevalence, causes, and risk factors for blindness and visual impairment among nursing home residents in Lebanon].

@article{Waked2007PrevalenceCA,
  title={[Prevalence, causes, and risk factors for blindness and visual impairment among nursing home residents in Lebanon].},
  author={Naji Waked and Ali Saad and Chadi J Mehanna and Ghassan Sleilaty and Rita Kortbaoui},
  journal={Journal francais d'ophtalmologie},
  year={2007},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={497-502}
}
AIMS To determine the prevalence, causes, and risk factors for blindness and visual impairment in the elderly population of Lebanese nursing homes, to encourage the development of an effective campaign against blindness. METHODS Transversal study in all nursing homes in two Lebanese regions (298 residents). All respondents (89.6%) underwent a complete ocular examination. Personal and medical data were also gathered for each participant. RESULTS The prevalence of blindness (visual acuity<or… CONTINUE READING