Table 2

Causes of low vision
Cause of low vision Frequency (n) Percent (%)
Retinitis pigmentosa 32 16.6
ARMD 28 14.5
Optic atrophy 23 11.9
Glaucoma 22 11.4
Albinism 19 9.8
Non-specific maculopathy 16 8.3
Bilateral macular scars 14 7.3
Amblyopia 9 4.7
Undetermined 8 4.1
Corneal opacity 7 3.6
Degenerative myopia 7 3.6
Macular hole 3 1.6
Others* 5 2.6
Total 193 100.0

ARMD - Age related macular degeneration.

*Others: Diabetic retinopathy – 2, Rubella retinopathy – 1, Chronic uveitis – 1, Coloboma −1.

Olusanya et al.

Olusanya et al. BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:31   doi:10.1186/1471-2415-12-31

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