Prevalence and causes of low vision and blindness in a Japanese adult population: the Tajimi Study.

@article{Iwase2006PrevalenceAC,
  title={Prevalence and causes of low vision and blindness in a Japanese adult population: the Tajimi Study.},
  author={Aiko Iwase and Makoto Araie and Atsuo Tomidokoro and Tetsuya Yamamoto and Hiroyuki Shimizu and Yoshiaki Kitazawa},
  journal={Ophthalmology},
  year={2006},
  volume={113 8},
  pages={1354-62}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and causes of low vision and blindness in a Japanese adult population. DESIGN Population-based cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS Randomly selected residents (n = 3870) of Tajimi City, Japan, who were 40 years of age or older. METHODS Of the 3021 study participants (78.1% of 3870 eligible persons), 2977 (76.9%) underwent a complete ophthalmologic examination including measurement of the best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) with full subjective… CONTINUE READING

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