Alemayehu Sisay

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PURPOSE We sought to estimate the prevalence of trachoma at sufficiently fine resolution to allow elimination interventions to begin, where required, in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia. METHODS We carried out cross-sectional population-based surveys in 14 rural zones. A 2-stage cluster randomized sampling(More)
BACKGROUND Poor follow-up after cataract surgery in developing countries makes assessment of operative quality uncertain. We aimed to assess two strategies to measure visual outcome: recording the visual acuity of all patients 3 or fewer days postoperatively (early postoperative assessment), and recording that of only those patients who returned for the(More)
A retrospective audit of records of 370 eyes of 315 patients for whom extracapsular cataract extraction with posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation (ECCE-PC IOL) was performed between 1998 and 1999 was made to determine postoperative visual outcome and complications. One hundred and ninety three patients were males and one hundred and seventy seven(More)
PURPOSE To complete the baseline trachoma map worldwide by conducting population-based surveys in an estimated 1238 suspected endemic districts of 34 countries. METHODS A series of national and sub-national projects owned, managed and staffed by ministries of health, conduct house-to-house cluster random sample surveys in evaluation units, which generally(More)
Importance Some experts recommend increasing low rates of follow-up after cataract surgery in low- and middle-income countries using various interventions. However, little is known about the cost and effect of such interventions. Objective To examine whether promoting follow-up after cataract surgery creates economic value. Design, Setting, and(More)
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