April D Ingram

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PURPOSE To determine the prevalence of trachoma and to measure the impact of the SAFE strategy (World Health Organization GET 2020 strategy) for treating trachoma in the Gwembe District of Southern Zambia. DESIGN This is an observational study of the introduction of the SAFE strategy employing a collaborative approach and its impact on trachoma in the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate whether laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy (LASEK) and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) achieve effective targeted correction and the extent of post-treatment corneal haze after corneal transplantation. SETTING Nonhospital surgical facility, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. DESIGN Evidence-based manuscript. METHODS This study(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether mutations in the FZD4 gene are a risk factor for developing severe ROP. METHODS Three Canadian tertiary care centers recruited premature infants prospectively and retrospectively, and assigned affectation status based on the maximum degree of severity of ROP recorded in both eyes. Mutation screening of the FZD4 gene was(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate visual and stereoscopic performance after pediatric cataract extraction with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation performed by the same surgeon over 24 years and to review the complications. SETTING The Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. METHODS This retrospective review comprised children aged 1 month to 18 years(More)
PURPOSE To assess the refractive, visual acuity, and binocular results of laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy (LASEK) for anisomyopia, anisohyperopia, and anisoastigmatia in children with various levels of amblyopia secondary to the anisometropic causes. SETTING Nonhospital surgical facility with follow-up in a hospital clinic setting. METHODS This(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate whether laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy (LASEK) achieves effective targeted myopic correction with less post-treatment corneal haze than observed with photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) in children who fail traditional forms of treatment for myopic anisometropic amblyopia and high myopia. SETTING Nonhospital surgical facility(More)
PURPOSE To report the visual, refractive, and functional outcomes of photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and of laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy in a group of children with significant refractive error and underlying medical conditions or ocular pathology who were noncompliant with traditional management. SETTING Nonhospital surgical facility and a(More)
BACKGROUND At the Alberta Children's Hospital, the authors have been performing paediatric cataract extraction with intraocular lens (IOL) implant for over 10 years. The authors examined the amount of myopic shift that occurs in various age groups and cataract types, in order to evaluate the success of predicting the appropriate power of IOL to implant. (More)
PURPOSE To assess the long-term refractive, visual acuity, binocular vision, and quality-of-life outcomes of photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy (LASEK) in children. SETTING Non-hospital surgical facility with follow-up in a hospital clinical setting. METHODS In this retrospective review, 56 eyes of 39 patients(More)
To evaluate the changes of outer retinal tubulations (ORTs) as seen on spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD OCT) in eyes with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) where treatment was switched from intravitreal ranibizumab to intravitreal aflibercept. This was a prospective study of eyes diagnosed with neovascular AMD and previously(More)