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Criteria for Grading Eye Impairment in Leprosy Using WHO Scheme

Purpose:

To grade eye impairment using the operational definitions of Brandsma and Van Brakel.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Infectious Diseases

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, disability and performance

ICD-10:

A30

Description:

Brandsma and Van Brakel proposed operational criteria for impairment in leprosy to improve application of the WHO grades. The authors are from the Green Pastures Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre in Nepal and the KIT Leprosy Unit in Amsterdam.

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