Prevalence of Blindness and Outcomes of Cataract Surgery in Hainan Province in South China – Corrected Proof

Objective: To define the prevalence of blindness and visual impairment (VI) in people in rural Hainan using the rapid assessment of avoidable blindness (RAAB) and to report the outcomes of cataract surgery among the residents.Design: Population-based, cross-sectional survey.Participants: A total of 6482 rural residents of the Hainan province.Methods: A total of 136 clusters, each of which consisted of 50 people aged ≥50 years, were selected through probability-proportionate-to-size sampling. Door-to-door visits were performed by 2 outreach teams. Visual acuity (VA) was measured on site, and those with VA <6/18 in either eye were examined by an ophthalmologist. Causes of blindness and (Read more...)

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