Pattern of childhood blindness at a referral center in Saudi Arabia

Khalid F. Tabbara, Hisham F. El-Sheikh, Shucri S. Shawaf

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Background: An understanding of the causes of blindness and the magnitude of the problem is crucial in designing effective intervention and prevention programs. We undertook this retrospective review to determine the causes of childhood blindness at an eye referral center. Patients and methods: We reviewed charts of children who presented between August 1997 and August 2003. All children had a complete ophthalmologic examination. Blindness was defined as a visual acuity

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-21
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Saudi Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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