Leading causes of blindness worldwide

Bull Soc Belge Ophtalmol. 2002;(283):19-25.

Abstract

The main causes of blindness and visual disabilities, as described in documents published by the World Health Organization (WHO), are discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Blindness / etiology*
  • Cataract / complications
  • Cataract / epidemiology
  • Child
  • Diabetic Retinopathy / complications
  • Diabetic Retinopathy / epidemiology
  • Eye Injuries / complications
  • Eye Injuries / epidemiology
  • Glaucoma / complications
  • Glaucoma / epidemiology
  • Global Health
  • Humans
  • Leprosy / complications
  • Leprosy / epidemiology
  • Prevalence
  • Trachoma / complications
  • Trachoma / epidemiology