Estimation of blindness in India from 2000 through 2020: implications for the blindness control policy.

@article{Dandona2001EstimationOB,
  title={Estimation of blindness in India from 2000 through 2020: implications for the blindness control policy.},
  author={Lalit Dandona and Rakhi Dandona and Rajesh Kumar John},
  journal={The National medical journal of India},
  year={2001},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={327-34}
}
BACKGROUND To eliminate avoidable blindness in India, appropriate national planning is necessary, which should be based on current and reliable data. A national survey done in 1986-89 reported that 1.5% of the Indian population (12 million people) was blind with a presenting visual acuity of < 6/60 in the better eye. The original goal of the National Programme for Control of Blindness was to reduce this prevalence to 0.3% by 2000. We have recently reported the prevalence of blindness in the… CONTINUE READING
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