Childhood blindness in India

J Indian Med Assoc. 2001 Oct;99(10):557-60.


To date there are no published studies on blindness in children or on its incidence. Recently information on the causes of blindness in children identified by community based rehabilitation programmes in two states of India has provided very useful population based data. Prevalence and magnitude of blindness in children in India, avoidable causes and control of blindness in children at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of health care are discussed in this article along with probable areas of research.

MeSH terms

  • Blindness / epidemiology*
  • Blindness / etiology
  • Blindness / prevention & control
  • Blindness / therapy
  • Child
  • Child Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • India / epidemiology