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BLINDNESS IN CHILDREN IN INDIA
The causes of blindness in children vary greatly from different regions of the world. A recent study in Maharashtra State in India documented nearly 2000 students in blind schools. The major cause of visual loss was congenital anomalies accounting for more than 40% of children. Over one third of children were blind from conditions which could have been prevented or treated. There was no variation in causes by gender or region. See page 8
RISK FACTORS FOR TRACHOMA IN NIGER
The efforts to eliminate trachoma continue. In a recent study from Niger researchers documented that simple steps still can be taken to aid this battle. In this study unclean faces were a significant …