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Global estimates of visual impairment: 2010

This is a series of multiple choice questions to accompany the article "Global estimates of visual impairment: 2010" from the Journal of Ophthalmology.

Learning outcomes

At the conclusion of the exercise, the reader will be able to:

1) Review the definition of blindness and visual impairment

2) Discuss the global prevalence of visual impairment

3) Identify common causes of visual impairment

Written by:

Donatella Pascolini and Silvio Paolo Mariotti

Donatella Pascolini and Silvio Paolo Mariotti

Authors/Faculty:

Donatella Pascolini and Silvio Paolo Mariotti

Donatella Pascolini and Silvio Paolo Mariotti

Biography :

Donatella Pascolini, Silvio Paolo Mariotti Chronic Disease and Health Promotion Department, Prevention of Blindness and Deafness, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.

Disclosure :

Competing interests: DP and SPM are staff members of WHO. The authors alone are responsible for the views expressed in this publication, and they do not necessarily represent the decisions, policy, or views of WHO.

Activity Directors:

Dr Arun Singh

Dr Arun Singh

Biography :

Dr Arun Singh is Editor, British Journal of Ophthalmology, London, UK and Staff, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Disclosure :

I declare no financial interests, commercial affiliations, or conflicts of interest.

CME Disclaimer :

The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by any of the accreditors. In no event will any of the accreditors be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

Last updated

16 Apr 2012

Release date

16 Apr 2012

Expiration date

16 Apr 2014

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