Strategic issues in preventing cataract blindness in developing countries.

  title={Strategic issues in preventing cataract blindness in developing countries.},
  author={Leon B. Ellwein and Carl Kupfer},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={73 5},
Cataract blindness is a public health problem of major proportions in developing countries. Intracapsular cataract extraction with aphakic spectacles has been the standard surgical technique for restoring sight. Because of image magnification in the operated eye, however, the result in unilaterally blind patients is less than satisfactory. Fortunately, with the availability of low-cost intraocular lenses (IOL) and ophthalmologists trained in extracapsular surgery, it is now practical to… CONTINUE READING
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