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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
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The prevalence of glaucoma among Eskimos of northwest Alaska.
Data collected during a population-based general ophthalmic prevalence survey among Alaska's northwestern Eskimos were analyzed to determine the prevalence of glaucoma. Of the 1686 Eskimos examined,Expand
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The ecology of trachoma: an epidemiological study in southern Mexico.
A total of 1097 people in two communities in Chiapas, Mexico, were examined for trachoma, and information was obtained about personal and family hygiene. Trachoma was hyperendemic; approximately 25%Expand
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The epidemiology of trachoma in southern Malawi.
A population-based prevalence survey of ocular disease was conducted in the Lower Shire River Valley of Malawi in 1983. A total of 5,436 children less than 6 years of age and 1,664 persons greaterExpand
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