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Table 2 Visual acuity categories (N = 249)

From: Retrospective data on causes of childhood vision impairment in Eritrea

Category of Vision loss (distance VA level) Number (%)
Visually impaired 125 (50.2)
 Vision Impairment (< 6/18- ≥ 6/60) 50 (20.1)
 Severe Vision Impairment (< 6/60- ≥ 3/60) 13 (5.2)
 Believed sighted (child fixates and follows light or object) 62 (24.9)
Blind 124 (49.8)
 Blindness (< 3/60-Light Perception) 84 (33.7)
 Blindness (No Light Perception) 16 (6.4)
 Believed Blind (child does not fixate and follow light or object) 24 (9.6)