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Health in Transition: Translating developmental origins of health and disease science to improve future health in Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa is afflicted with high levels of blindness burden, affecting the quality of life and productivity of its people. While cataracts account for over 40 per cent of blindness, uncorrected refractive error leading to vision loss is over 50 per cent. The number of ophthalmologists and optometrists in the region, who can restore vision by surgery, and provide corrective eyeglasses for uncorrected refractive error, respectively, is woefully inadequate. However, most of thesedoi:10.18820/9781928357759/13 fatcat:ufixu3klsfbbtiheeloix7shha