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Epidemiology of blindness in children
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    • Ameenat L Solebo, NIHR Clincian Scientist UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
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      • Jugnoo S Rahi, Professor of Ophthalmic Epidemiology

    We thank Dr Woodruff for the opportunity to ensure that the correct figure is being used for the burden of childhood blindness.

    As indicated in a correction(1) published alongside our original article,(2) the correct figure for the estimate of the global burden of childhood blindness is 1.4 million children.

    1. Solebo AL, Teoh L, Rahi J. Correction: Epidemiology of blindness in children Archives of Disease in Childhood 2017;102:995
    2. Solebo AL, Teoh L, Rahi J. Epidemiology of blindness in children Archives of Disease in Childhood 2017;102:853-857

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