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Blindness in the UK, 2000

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In developing countries diseases such as vitamin A deficiency and measles lead to preventable or treatable blindness in children and the WHO’s VISION 2020 initiative, which gives priority to children, is aimed at prevention and treatment. Now a UK survey (

) has shown that in developed countries the scope for prevention and treatment may be limited.

During 2000 data were gathered from UK ophthalmologists and paediatricians through the British Ophthalmological and British Paediatric Surveillance Units. A total of 439 children under 16 years of age with newly diagnosed severe visual impairment …

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