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Table 3 Anatomical site for vision loss (N = 249)

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

Anatomical Categories Specific conditions Frequency % Cumulative number (%)
Whole Globe Phthisis 16 6.4 34 (13.7)
Anophthalmos/ Microphthalmos 5 2.0
Buphthalmos/Glaucoma 13 5.2
Cornea Scar 39 15.7 55 (22.1)
Keratoconus 12 4.8
Staphyloma 4 1.6
Lens Cataract (including 15 operated cataracts) 49 19.7 66 (26.5)
Aphakia (including 11 post-cataract surgery aphakia) 14 5.6
Dislocated lens 3 1.2
Uvea Aniridia 2 0.8 4 (1.6)
Uveitis 2 0.8
Retina Retinitis Pigmentosa 6 2.4 21 (8.4)
Macular dystrophy 4 1.6
Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) 5 2.0
Retinal Detachment 4 1.6
Retinoblastoma 2 0.8
Optic Nerve Atrophy 16 6.4 18 (7.2)
Aplasia/Hypoplasia 2 0.8
Normal Globe Refractive error/Amblyopia 30 12.1 51 (20.5)
Cortical vision loss 9 3.6
Nystagmus 12 4.8
Total 249 100.0 249 (100)