Comm Eye Health Vol. 22 No. 71 2009. Published online 01 December, 2009

Corneal blindness

Corneal blindness often affects people at a young age, such as this twelve year old girl who is blind from vitamin A deficiency. She has had a penetrating corneal graft in her left eye; this has unfortunately failed. ETHIOPIA. © Lance Bellers
Corneal blindness often affects people at a young age, such as this twelve year old girl who is blind from vitamin A deficiency. She has had a penetrating corneal graft in her left eye; this has unfortunately failed. ETHIOPIA. © Lance Bellers

There are three important elements to addressing corneal blindness: prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation. In this issue you will find articles addressing aspects of each of these elements, as well as some of the challenges in their implementation.

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