|Type||Journal Article - Clinical ophthalmology (Auckland, NZ)|
|Title||Causes of visual impairment and blindness in children in three ecological regions of nepal: nepal Pediatric Ocular Diseases study|
To study the causes of blindness and visual impairment in children in three ecologically diverse regions of Nepal.
Materials and methods
This is a baseline survey report of a 3-year longitudinal population-based study. One district each from the three ecological regions – Terai, Hills, and Mountains – was selected for the study. Village Development Committees from each district were selected by random sampling. Three community health workers were given training on vision screening and identification of abnormal ocular conditions in children. Health workers who examined children and collected data using pretested questionnaire performed house-to-house surveys. Children with abnormal vision or ocular conditions were referred to and examined by pediatric ophthalmologists.
|»||Nepal - Population and Housing Census 2011|