Gender and use of cataract surgical services: experiences from Munawwar Memorial Hospital in District Chakwal, Pakistan.

Problem identified In 2000 a survey of cataract blindness in our district showed that an estimated 3,095 people were bilaterally blind due to cataract, 647 males and 2,448 females (79%). The cataract surgical coverage for persons at VA<3/60 was 93% for males and 74% for females, a significant difference. At the <6/60 and the <6/18 level the differences were… (More)