Prevalence, causes and magnitude of functional low vision in Sri Lanka: results from a national population based survey

@article{Gilbert2018PrevalenceCA,
  title={Prevalence, causes and magnitude of functional low vision in Sri Lanka: results from a national population based survey},
  author={C. Gilbert and K. Edusuriya and G. Murthy and H. Pant and E. Schmidt and S. Senanayake and A. Athapattu and M. D. Priyangani and K. Bandara and C. Rathnayake and Y. Jayarathne},
  journal={Ceylon Medical Journal},
  year={2018},
  volume={63},
  pages={40}
}
  • C. Gilbert, K. Edusuriya, +8 authors Y. Jayarathne
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine
  • Ceylon Medical Journal
  • Introduction The following definition of functional low vision is used in surveys to estimate the need for low vision services: corrected visual acuity in the better eye of less than 6/18 down to and including light perception from causes not amenable to treatment. However, such data for Sri Lanka is lacking. Objectives To determine the prevalence, causes and magnitude of functional low vision in a nationally representative sample of adults aged 40 years and above in Sri Lanka. Methods Distance… CONTINUE READING

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