Assessing the causes of blindness in children

Childhood Blindness

 Caption: Twelve year old girl blind from vitamin A deficiency. Lance Bellers, Ethiopia.

 

Assessing the causes of blindness in children

The World Health Organization, with ICEH, have developed a standard classification system for recording the causes of blindness in children. This approach is being used globally, allowing data to be readily compared. The data recording form and Coding Instructions are below.

Gilbert C., Foster A., Negrel D., and Thylefors B. Childhood blindness: a new form for recording causes of visual loss in children. WHO Bulletin 1993 71 485-489. Article.

Report

WHO Childhood blindness form (PDF)

Coding Instructions (PDF)

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