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RESEARCH STUDY

RESEARCH

Prevalence and Burden of Self-Reported Blindness, Low Vision, and Visual Impairment in the French Community

AUTHOR:

Antoine Pierre Brézin, MD, PhD

SPONSOR/INSTITUTION:

YEAR PUBLISHED:

2005

PUBLICATION:

JAMA Ophthalmology

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

A national survey was conducted in France to determine the prevalence of self-reported, visually impaired persons (0.1% prevalence of blindness and 1.94% prevalence of low vision. Association with disabilities and socioeconomic consequences (daily assistance, social allowances, monthly household income) was determined.