Table 4

Anatomical site of major causative pathology in children less than 16 years of age with severe visual impairment and blindness in schools for the blind in Ethiopia

Anatomical siteFrequencyPercentage
Whole globe144.7
    Other opacity3
Optic nerve 29 9.8
    Optic atrophy24
    Optic nerve hypoplasia5
Cataract/aphakia 27 9.2
    Unoperated cataract10
Uvea 26 8.8
Retina 7 2.4
Glaucoma/buphthalmos 5 1.7
Others 3 1.0