Caption: Twelve year old girl blind from vitamin A deficiency. Lance Bellers, Ethiopia.
Assessing the causes of blindness in children
The World Health Organization, with ICEH, have developed a standard classification system for recording the causes of blindness in children. This approach is being used globally, allowing data to be readily compared. The data recording form and Coding Instructions are below.
Gilbert C., Foster A., Negrel D., and Thylefors B. Childhood blindness: a new form for recording causes of visual loss in children. WHO Bulletin 1993 71 485-489. Article.
Coding Instructions (PDF)