PREVALENCE AND CAUSES OF BLINDNESS IN A RURAL COMMUNITY OF BANGLADESH

The prevalenc~ and causes of blindness in a rural community in Bangladesh have been reported. In this study it is shown that day to day eye h¥geine maintenance and timely management of cataract can solve the problem of blindness to a large extent. OveralI prevalence rate of eye morbidity is reported as 5 percent. As far as economic status is concerned, the vast majority of eye cases are noted to be from poor income group. Traditional farming is not noted to be an important cause of blindness in this community. Cataract and glaucom…

 

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