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Childhood blindness in Lebanon.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1146945     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A survey in the Lebanese schools for the blind revealed that 77% of childhood blindness in the country was genetically determined. Two thirds of the hereditary blindness cases were due to autosomal recessive conditions; the high frequency of consanguineous marriages in Lebanon was the underlying cause of this finding. There is marked similarity in the etiology of childhood blindness in Cyprus and Lebanon, for both countries are somewhere between the highly developed countries.
Authors:
S A Baghdassarian; K F Tabbara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0002-9394     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  1975 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-09-18     Completed Date:  1975-09-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370500     Medline TA:  Am J Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  827-30     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Blindness / etiology*,  genetics
Child
Consanguinity
Cyprus
England
Female
Humans
Male
Visual Acuity
Wales

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