A fifth of Nigerian adults have some degree of lens opacity
May 29, 2014

April’s issue of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science publishes the latest paper from the  National Blindness and Visual Impairment  Survey in Nigeria. The authros examined prevalence and risk factors for lens opacities among a nationally representative sample of Nigerians aged ≥ 40 years. A fifth of Nigerian adults were found to have some degree of lens opacity and further studies are needed to investigate the role of ethnicity, climate variables, and other risk factors.

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