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A cross-sectional study of prevalence and etiology of childhood visual impairment in Auckland, New Zealand

NZ Literature Abstract

posted by WM Admin on 26 June 2015


Chee F. Chong
Charles McGhee
Shaun Dai

Year of Publication



Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, 3(6), 335–340

Publication Type

Journal article (peer reviewed)

Publication Status



The authors used retrospective data from a national referral centre, the Blind and Low Vision Education Network New Zealand, Auckland to investigate the prevalence, etiology, and avoidable causes of childhood visual impairment in New Zealand.They conclude from their analysis that "... prevalence for childhood blindness and low vision in New Zealand is similar to data from Established Market Economy countries. The leading causes of blindness are also comparable to other high-income countries; however, proportions of avoidable causes differ significantly".

Type of Study

Retrospective review

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