Collaborative Study on Blindness and Vision Impairment in Northern Sri Lanka

A collaborative research endeavour is underway, bringing together the academic expertise of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Jaffna, Teaching Hospital Jaffna, and the University of Birmingham. The primary goal of this study is to assess the prevalence of blindness and vision impairment, while also delving into the root causes and associated risk factors contributing to these conditions among the population in Northern Sri Lanka.

Key Investigators

Dr. M. Malaravan: Consultant Eye Surgeon at Teaching Hospital Jaffna.

Dr. S. Kumaran: Senior Lecturer in Family Medicine within the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna

The study officially commenced in March 2023 and is currently in the proposal development phase. This ambitious project aims to shed light on the prevalence of blindness and vision impairment in Northern Sri Lanka, striving to improve our understanding of the underlying causes and risk factors associated with these conditions. By collaborating with experts from different institutions, this research endeavour seeks to make a significant impact on eye health within the region.