Table 1

 Global blindness rankings for 1994 and 2002

Cause%
*Adapted from references 1 and 2.
1994 ranking*
1Cataract41.8
2Trachoma15.5
3Glaucoma13.5
4Vitamin A deficiency1.3
5Trauma1.3
6Onchocerciasis0.9
7Leprosy0.7
2002 ranking*
1Cataract47.8
2Glaucoma12.3
3Age related macular degeneration8.7
4Corneal opacities5.1
5Diabetic retinopathy4.8
6Childhood blindness3.9
7Trachoma3.6
8Onchocerciasis0.8