Blindness and visual impairment due to age-related cataract in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review of recent population-based studies.

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CONCLUSIONS: Cataract represents the principal cause of blindness and VI and should remain a priority objective for eye care in SSA. However, the prevalence of blindness and VI due to cataract was variable and may reflect differences in the availability of cataract surgical programmes and cataract incidence.
PMID: 23696652 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Ophthalmology)