Annual incidences of visual impairment during 10-year period in Mie prefecture, Japan

@article{Ikesugi2017AnnualIO,
  title={Annual incidences of visual impairment during 10-year period in Mie prefecture, Japan},
  author={Kengo Ikesugi and Takako Ichio and Hideyuki Tsukitome and Mineo Kondo},
  journal={Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology},
  year={2017},
  volume={61},
  pages={293-298}
}
To determine the annual incidence of visual impairment in a Japanese population during a 10-year period. We examined the physical disability certificates issued yearly between 2004 and 2013 in Mie prefecture, Japan. During this period 2468 visually impaired people were registered under the newly defined Act on Welfare of the Physically Disabled Persons’ criteria. The age, sex distribution, and causes of visual impairment were determined from the certificates. The major causes of visual… CONTINUE READING
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