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Afghanistan Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness 2010


General Info
Badakhshān, Herāt, Laghmān
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2010 - 12/2010
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Exam
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Subnationally representative

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 Afghanistan Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness 2010 covered the provinces of Badakhshan, Herat, and Laghman. From each province, a target sample size of 2,150 subjects were selected. Data were collected 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.