Recent trends in visual impairment and blindness in the UK.
OBJECTIVE: To study recent trends in the cumulative incidence of visual impairment in childhood over a 15-year period and to assess progress against WHO goals for prevention. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Data from a population-based register of visual impairment in southern England were used to estimate cumulative incidence and trends in visual impairment (VI) and severe visual impairment/blindness (SVI/BL) for children born in 1984-1998. Causes were classified by anatomical site(s), ti...Expand abstract
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