Blindness and poverty in India: the way forward

Khanna, Rohit ; Raman, Usha ; Rao, Gullapalli N. (2007) Blindness and poverty in India: the way forward Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 90 (6). pp. 406-414. ISSN 0816-4622

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A few recent studies have shown that poverty is an exacerbating and often determining factor in the incidence of disabling conditions, including visual impairment. Recent estimates from the World Health Organization indicate that 90 per cent of all those affected by visual impairment live in the poorest countries of the world. India is home to one-fifth of the world's visually impaired people and therefore, any strategies to combat avoidable blindness must take into account the socio-economic conditions within which people live. This paper looks at the relationship between poverty and blindness in India and suggests strategies to address blindness prevention in a comprehensive manner.

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Keywords:Blindness; India; Poverty; Prevention
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