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Prevalence and causes of blindness and visual impairment; and cataract surgical services in Katsina state of Nigeria
  1. Manal Omran Taryam1,
  2. Muhammad M Rabiu1,
  3. Nasiru Muhammad2,3,
  4. Kehinde Oladigbolu4,
  5. Halima Abdurrahman5
  1. 1Noor Dubai Foundation, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  2. 2Ophthalmology Unit, Surgery Department, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria
  3. 3Ophthalmology Department, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria
  4. 4Department of Ophthalmology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria
  5. 5Katsina Eye Center, Katsina State Government, Dandagoro, Nigeria
  1. Correspondence to Dr Muhammad M Rabiu, Noor Dubai Foundation, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; muhammad.rabiu{at}noordubai.ae

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  • Contributors This research was conducted with the approval and technical support of the Katsina State Government. Study conception: MOT, MMR. Study design: MOT, MMR, NM. Data collection: KO, HA, NM. Data analysis: NM, MMR. First article draft: MOT, NM, MMR. Article review: MMR, NM, KO, HA.

  • Funding This study was funded by the Noor Dubai Foundation, UAE.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval The Human Research and Ethics Committee of the Katsina State Ministry of Health (Katsina MOH/ADM/SUB/1152/1/181) granted ethical approval for the study.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement Data are available upon request.

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  • Contributors This research was conducted with the approval and technical support of the Katsina State Government. Study conception: MOT, MMR. Study design: MOT, MMR, NM. Data collection: KO, HA, NM. Data analysis: NM, MMR. First article draft: MOT, NM, MMR. Article review: MMR, NM, KO, HA.

  • Funding This study was funded by the Noor Dubai Foundation, UAE.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval The Human Research and Ethics Committee of the Katsina State Ministry of Health (Katsina MOH/ADM/SUB/1152/1/181) granted ethical approval for the study.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement Data are available upon request.

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