About the Authors

Parikshit Gogate

Affiliation Lions Juhu Institute of Community Ophthalmology, Orbis-Supported Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology, H. V. Desai Eye Hospital, Pune, India

Khumbo Kalua

Affiliation Lions SightFirst Eye Hospital, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi

Paul Courtright


Affiliation Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology, Good Samaritan Foundation, Moshi, Tanzania

Competing Interests

Paul Courtright is married to Susan Lewallen who is on the Editorial Board of PLoS Medicine. Susan Lewallen was not involved in the peer review of this paper.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: PG KK PC. Wrote the first draft of the paper: PG PC. Contributed to the writing of the paper: PG KK PC.