Childhood blindness from corneal ulceration in Africa: causes, prevention, and treatment.

@article{Foster1986ChildhoodBF,
  title={Childhood blindness from corneal ulceration in Africa: causes, prevention, and treatment.},
  author={Allen Foster and Alfred Sommer},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={1986},
  volume={64 5},
  pages={619-23}
}
Corneal scarring is responsible for approximately 70% of blindness in children in African countries. Recent studies confirm that measles infection is a common predisposing factor and that vitamin A deficiency is responsible for the majority of bilateral corneal ulceration. Herpes simplex keratitis (caused by human (alpha) herpesvirus types 1 and 2… CONTINUE READING