Childhood blindness in Peru

Ann Ophthalmol. 1990 Nov;22(11):423-5.

Abstract

A survey of childhood blindness in Peruvian children was done. Although most causes of blindness were due to congenital and hereditary conditions, measles accounted for almost 10% of blindness. With widespread measles immunization, this preventable cause of blindness in children can be eliminated or dramatically reduced.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Blindness* / congenital
  • Blindness* / etiology
  • Blindness* / physiopathology
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Corneal Opacity / complications
  • Corneal Opacity / etiology
  • Eye Neoplasms / complications
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Measles / complications
  • Peru