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Glaucoma is the second leading cause of preventable blindness in the World 1 , and gravely affects quality of life. 2 It affects approximately 60 million people worldwide; 1-2% of the population over 40 years and 10% of people aged over 70. 3 It has been estimated that the toll of bilateral blindness due to primary glaucoma will increase to 11 million(More)
PURPOSE The disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) lost due to eye diseases and trends in DALYs in Iran has not been previously reported. The object of this study is to report the burden of eye diseases in Iran and to compare changes from 1990 to 2010 based on age and gender. METHODS Data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010) are used to(More)
BACKGROUND To extract utility values of diabetic retinopathy on a perfect health and perfect vision scales for Iranians with both types diabetes. METHODS In this investigation, 150 untreated patients with diabetic retinopathy consecutively were examined and interviewed in Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran, Iran, a tertiary referral center in the Iranian health(More)
We aimed to determine the distribution of ophthalmic care providers and its correlation with health and socioeconomic status and health system indicators. Data were gathered from the Iran Medical Council and the Iranian Societies of Ophthalmology and Optometry. Concurrent indicators were collected from the Statistical Center of Iran and national studies. A(More)
BACKGROUND Our aim was to make right and informative decision about choosing the most cost-effectiveness heterogeneous infectious waste treatment methods and devices. METHODS In this descriptive study, decision tree analysis, with 10-yr time horizon in bottom-up approach was used to estimate the costs and effectiveness criteria of the employed devices at(More)
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