Study suggests systematic way to prevent childhood blindness
Nearly 19 million children are visually impaired and 1.4 million are blind around the world, says a new study.
Childhood blindness also shows the state of child health and primary care services in the country.
The research found that lesions, corneal scarring, retinal pathology, and afflictions of the lens are some of the common causes of childhood blindness across the globe.
It also said that the number of avoidable or preventable cases of blindness was around 50%.
The study suggests a need to give more importance to early finding of the disability and managing the signs and symptoms of childhood blindness.