Low vision care for children after cataract surgery

Young boy with cataract blindness. BANGLADESH

Assessing the need

In developing countries children often present very late with cataract which means that visual outcomes can be poor. These children have the potential to benefit from low vision services but many children are not referred. The purpose of this study, which will start shortly, is to assess the need for low vision care amongst children following surgery for bilateral cataracts in Bangladesh and Tanzania.

Funding

British Council for the Prevention of Blindness

Collaborators

  • Chittagong and Eye Institute and Training Centre, Chittagong, Bangladesh
  • Centre for Community Based Rehabilitation and Training, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Muhimbili Eye Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Image credit: Young boy with cataract blindness. BANGLADESH. Photo: Child Sight Foundation

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