AIMS To survey level of blindness and low vision in Lebanon.
METHODS A population survey was undertaken in 10 148 individuals to measure the prevalence and identify the causes of blindness in Lebanon.
RESULTS The prevalence of blindness was 0.6% and that of low vision 3.9%. The major causes of blindness were cataract (41.3%) and uncorrected large refractive error (12.6%).
CONCLUSION Most causes of blindness in Lebanon can be controlled by various educational and medical programmes.
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