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Epidemiology of Blindness and Eye Disease

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Epidemiology of Blindness and Eye Disease
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This work provides a comprehensive survey of the causes of blindness in the 20th century and offers insights into the results of epidemiological research on eye diseases.

Table of Contents

Introduction: historical aspects; objectives of the study. Materials and methods: research strategy; evaluation; evolutionary trends; classification of the causes of blindness; determining the cause of blindness; definitions of blindness; material for studies on the number of blind and the causes of blindness, Results: blindness rate in Germany; number of visually handicapped; degree of disability; demographics of the onset blindness; sex distribution; age distribution; age at the onset of blindness; duration of blindness; macular degeneration as a cause of blindness; diabetes mellitus as a cause of blindness; cataract as a cause of blindness; glaucoma as a cause of blindness; high-grade myopia as a cause of blindness; retinal detachment as a cause of blindness; `tapetoretinal' degeneration (retinitis pigmentosa) as a cause of blindness; optic atrophy (degeneration of the optic nerve) as a cause of blindness; infections as causes of blindness; disorders of the uvea as a cause of blindness; injuries as a cause of blindness. Blindness in childhood: prevalence and incidence of childhood blindness; bupthalmia as a cause of blindness; congenital cataract as a cause of blindness; malformation as causes of blindness; retinopathy of prematurity as a cause of blindness; amblyopia in childhood.
Release date Australia
March 18th, 1996
Contributors
Edited by H.G. Krumpaszky Edited by V. Klauss
Country of Publication
Switzerland
Illustrations
191 tab.
Imprint
S Karger AG
Pages
84
ISBN-13
9783805563154
Product ID
4418148

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