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Epidemiology and aetiological diagnosis of corneal ulceration in Madurai, south India
AIMS/BACKGROUND To determine the epidemiological characteristics and risk factors predisposing to corneal ulceration in Madurai, south India, and to identify the specific pathogenic organismsExpand
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Corneal blindness: a global perspective.
Diseases affecting the cornea are a major cause of blindness worldwide, second only to cataract in overall importance. The epidemiology of corneal blindness is complicated and encompasses a wideExpand
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Epidemiologic characteristics, predisposing factors, and etiologic diagnosis of corneal ulceration in Nepal.
Corneal ulceration is one of the most frequent causes of blindness in developing countries. Between September 1985 and August 1987, 405 patients with corneal ulceration were examined at TribhuvanExpand
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The Bhaktapur eye study: ocular trauma and antibiotic prophylaxis for the prevention of corneal ulceration in Nepal
AIMS To determine the incidence of ocular trauma and corneal ulceration in the district of Bhaktapur in Kathmandu Valley, and to determine whether or not topical antibiotic prophylaxis can preventExpand
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Incidence of corneal ulceration in Madurai district, South India.
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of corneal ulceration in Madurai District, South India. DESIGN Retrospective incidence study. SETTING General community. PATIENTS All patients who reside inExpand
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A simplified quantitative method for assessing keratoconjunctivitis sicca from the Sjögren's Syndrome International Registry.
PURPOSE To describe, apply, and test a new ocular grading system for assessing keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) using lissamine green and fluorescein. DESIGN Prospective, observational, multicenterExpand
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Spectrum of eye disease caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
PURPOSE To compare the clinical features and antibiotic susceptibility of ocular methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA). DESIGNExpand
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Risk factors for age-related cataracts.
Cataracts, the world's leading cause of blindness, are an enormous public health problem in both developing and industrialized countries. Identifying the risk factors responsible for cataractExpand
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Feasibility of eliminating ocular Chlamydia trachomatis with repeat mass antibiotic treatments.
CONTEXT Mass antibiotic administrations for ocular chlamydial infection play a key role in the World Health Organization's trachoma control program. Mathematical models suggest that it is possible toExpand
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Reduction and Return of Infectious Trachoma in Severely Affected Communities in Ethiopia
Background Antibiotics are a major tool in the WHO's trachoma control program. Even a single mass distribution reduces the prevalence of the ocular chlamydia that causes trachoma. Unfortunately,Expand
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