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Iran - Varamin Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness 2009

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General Info
Geography 
Coverage type 
Subnational
Time period covered 
02/2009 - 08/2009
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • Individual
  • Interview
Summary 

The Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB) is a rapid survey methodology developed at the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH). It is a population based survey of visual impairment and eye care services among people aged 50 years and over.

The Iran - Varamin Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness 2009 collected data through household interviews and visual examinations. Subjects with vision-impairing cataract were questioned on barriers keeping them from pursuing cataract surgery, and subjects that had undergone cataract surgery were asked about their operations.

Citation
Primary investigator 
Zhale Rajavi
Publisher 
Suggested citation 
International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH). Iran - Varamin Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness 2009. Grootebroek, Netherlands: RAAB Repository.