Childhood blindness in Peru.
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.
Published In/Presented At
Rojas, J. R., Lavado, L., & Echegaray, L. (1990). Childhood blindness in Peru. Annals of ophthalmology, 22(11), 423–425.
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine