Contents by Year, Volume and Issue

Table of Contents

General Information

Instructions for Authors

Message to Editor

Editorial Board

>Journals >Multimed >Year 2015, Issue 3

Mendoza LE, Figueredo GL, Figueredo GC, Machado LA
Prevalence and some epidemiological aspects of blindness at "Rene Vallejo Ortiz" polyclinic in Bayamo
Mul Med 2015; 19 (3)

Language: Español
References: 10
Page: 1-9
PDF: 150.27 Kb.

Full text


A longitudinal descriptive study was performed in order to determine the prevalence of blindness at "René Vallejo Ortiz" Polyclinic in Bayamo and to know the different epidemiological aspects of this disease. The following variables were analyzed: age, sex, Personal Pathological Antecedents (PPA), most associated general diseases, cause, psychosocial affectations of these patients if they were associated with ANCI. After analyzing the results it was found a prevalence rate of blindness about 84.8x100.000 inhabitants, mainly affecting the male patients over 60 years, identifying the acquired blindness. 100% of patients had limitations from the psychosocial point of view, essentially the literacy and emotional imbalance, and it was also identified that less than 50% of patients were associated with the ANCI, that is why it was recommended to structure and implement an intervention program for rehabilitation of blind patients in the community, based on the obtained results.

Key words: blindness/epidemiology.


  1. Álvarez Sintes R. Temas de Medicina General Integral. Vol II; 2001.

  2. Edwin M. El cuidado de la baja visión. 2da ed. Madrid: ONCE; 1997.

  3. OMS. Vision 2020. The Right to Sight. Ginebra: OMS; 2001.

  4. CBM International. Curso Internacional de Salud Ocular Comunitaria; 2002.

  5. OMS. Tratamiento de la Catarata en los servicios de atención primaria de salud. 2da ed. Ginebra: OMS; 1997.

  6. Tamayo Fernández ML. Catarata congénita. Análisis epidemiológico-genético. Bogotá: INCI; 1997.

  7. Dorwn C, Gordana J, Weale N. The epidemiology of eye disease. vol 25. London: Chapman and Hall Medical; 1998.

  8. Cejudo PM. Reseñas y comentarios sobre una selección de aportaciones a la última edición de la conferencia internacional sobre baja visión. New York: ONCE; 1999.

  9. Vila López JM. Apuntes sobre rehabilitación visual. Madrid: ONCE; 1994.

  10. Alemany MJ, Tejeiro FA. Encuesta de ciegos y principales causas de ceguera en miembros de la ANCI nacional. Rev Cubana Oftalmol 1994; 7(1-2):68-76.

>Journals >Multimed >Year 2015, Issue 3

· Journal Index 
· Links 

Copyright 2019