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Blindness in Childhood in Developing Countries: Time for a Reassessment?

  • Parikshit Gogate,

    Affiliation: Lions Juhu Institute of Community Ophthalmology, Orbis-Supported Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology, H. V. Desai Eye Hospital, Pune, India

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  • Khumbo Kalua,

    Affiliation: Lions SightFirst Eye Hospital, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi

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  • Paul Courtright mail

    pcourtright@kcco.net

    Affiliation: Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology, Good Samaritan Foundation, Moshi, Tanzania

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  • Published: December 08, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000177

About the Authors

Parikshit Gogate
Lions Juhu Institute of Community Ophthalmology, Orbis-Supported Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology, H. V. Desai Eye Hospital, Pune, India
Khumbo Kalua
Lions SightFirst Eye Hospital, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi
Paul Courtright
Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology, Good Samaritan Foundation, Moshi, Tanzania

Corresponding Author

Email: pcourtright@kcco.net

Competing Interests

Paul Courtright is married to Susan Lewallen who is on the Editorial Board of PLoS Medicine. Susan Lewallen was not involved in the peer review of this paper.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: PG KK PC. Wrote the first draft of the paper: PG PC. Contributed to the writing of the paper: PG KK PC.