About the Author(s)

Abubakar Tafida
Department of Ophthalmology, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Nigeria

Fatima Kyari
Baze University, Abuja, Nigeria

Mohammed Abdull symbol
Department of Ophthalmology, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria

Faal Hannah
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Nigeria

Clare E. Gilbert Email
Department of Clinical Research, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom


Tafida A, Kyari F, Abdull M, Hannah F, Gilbert CE. Poverty and blindness in Nigeria. Afr Vision Eye Health. 2017;76(1), a410. https://doi.org/10.4102/aveh.v76i1.410

Note: On behalf of the National Survey of Blindness and Visual Impairment Study Group.

Letter to the Editor

Poverty and blindness in Nigeria

Abubakar Tafida, Fatima Kyari, Mohammed Abdull, Faal Hannah, Clare E. Gilbert

Published: 11 Aug. 2017

Copyright: © 2017. The Author(s) Licensee: AOSIS.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

We appreciate the recent review of some of the papers arising out of the Nigeria National Survey of Blindness and Visual Impairment by Akano OF. We would like to draw readers’ attention to our paper, which provides a detailed analysis of the association between indicators of poverty and blindness in Nigeria: Poverty and Blindness in Nigeria: Results from the National Survey of Blindness and Visual Impairment. Tafida A, Kyari F, Abdull MM, Sivasubramaniam S, Murthy GVS, Kana I, Gilbert CE. Nigeria National Survey of Blindness and Visual Impairment Study Group. Ophthal Epidemiol. 2015;22(5):333–341. https://doi.org/10.3109/09286586.2015.1077259.


Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no financial or personal relationships that may have inappropriately influenced them in writing this letter.

Authors’ contributions

All authors contributed equally to this letter.

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