n South African Medical Journal - Cataract surgery rates : correspondence




Thank you for publishing the article by Lecuona and Cook on the important topic of cataract surgical rates (CSR) in the RSA. Indeed, the difficulty in increasing the CSR to the recommended annual target of 2 000 (to eliminate blindness from cataract) is exactly what others in Africa have experienced. Even in some very well-served districts with model programmes and high cataract surgical coverage, we find that a CSR of about 1 500 or less is all that we manage to achieve.


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