Table 1

Causes of blindness in children. Blindness defined as presenting visual acuity <6/60 in the better eye

No (%) of blind children
Cause of blindnessAPEDSRESCAll
APEDS = Andhra Pradesh Eye Disease Study; RESC = Refractive Error Study in Children; and All = both the studies combined.
Refractive error2 (40)2 (28.6)4 (33.3)
Retinal02 (28.6)2 (16.7)
Corneal opacity1 (20)1 (14.3)2 (16.7)
Congenital eye anomaly1 (20)1 (14.3)2 (16.7)
Amblyopia1 (20)1 (14.3)2 (16.7)
Total5 (100)7 (100)12 (100)