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Effect of ultraviolet radiation on cataract formation.
To investigate the relation of ultraviolet radiation and cataract formation, we undertook an epidemiologic survey of 838 watermen (mean age, 53 years) who worked on Chesapeake Bay. The annual ocularExpand
A controlled trial of surgery for trachomatous trichiasis of the upper lid.
The effectiveness of commonly used procedures to correct trachomatous trichiasis of the upper lid was examined in a clinical trial in Oman. Lids were graded as having minor trichiasis (five or fewerExpand
Visible light and risk of age-related macular degeneration.
Sunlight exposure has been suggested as a cause of AMD. To examine this, we collected detailed histories of ocular sun exposure in 838 watermen who work on the Chesapeake Bay. The presence andExpand
Corneal changes associated with chronic UV irradiation.
The association between exposure to UV radiation and corneal disease was investigated in 838 watermen who work on the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland. Individual ocular exposure was calculated by combiningExpand
Hygiene factors and increased risk of trachoma in central Tanzania.
Trachoma remains the major infectious cause of blindness in many developing areas, especially where hygiene is poor. The practices and behaviors associated with an increased risk of trachoma wereExpand
An immunogenic Onchocerca volvulus antigen: a specific and early marker of infection.
Onchocerciasis (river blindness) is a serious health problem and a severe obstacle to social and economic development, especially in Africa. A complementary DNA fragment coding for an OnchocercaExpand
Prevalence of Hypertension in Rural West Africa
The prevalence of hypertension in rural African communities has been reported previously to be relatively low, with prevalence rates ranging between 2.5% and 10.9%. The authors obtained bloodExpand
An animal model of trachoma II. The importance of repeated reinfection.
An animal model of chronic cicatrizing trachoma has been produced by repeated ocular inoculation with Chlamydia trachomatis serotype E, a genitally transmitted strain. We have now produced a chronicExpand
Increase in mortality associated with blindness in rural Africa.
Forty-seven persons were identified with visual impairment (visual acuity of 6/60 or less in their better eye) during a population-based survey in 1986 of eye disease in three villages in centralExpand
Trachoma: A Blinding Scourge from the Bronze Age to the Twenty-first Century
We may not be able to make you love reading, but trachoma a blinding scourge from the bronze age to the twenty first century will lead you to love reading starting from now. Book is the window toExpand