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Table 5 Avoidable nature of vision loss (N = 249)

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

Nature of vision loss Specific conditions Frequency % Cumulative Number (%)
Potentially preventable Trauma (including traumatic lens disorder) 26 10.4 51 (20.5)
Perinatal ocular infections (including Ophthalmia Neonatorum) 6 2.4
Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD) 5 2.0
Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) 5 2.0
Cortical blindness following systemic ailment 2 0.8
Post meningitis optic atrophy 3 1.2
Harmful traditional eye medication practice 2 0.8
Rubella 1 0.4
Measles 1 0.4
Potentially treatable Lens disorders (excluding traumatic lens disorders) 62 24.9 123 (49.4)
Glaucoma 13 5.2
Refractive error/amblyopia 30 12.0
Keratoconus 12 4.8
Retinal detachment 4 1.6
Uveitis 2 0.8
Unavoidable 75 30.1 75 (30.1)
Total 249 100.0 249 (100.0)