Jacobus G Louw

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BACKGROUND Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) are common in some South African populations, notably those of mixed ancestry descent in rural areas and small towns. Little is known about FAS/FASD prevalence in the majority of South Africans: city dwellers of Black African ethnicity. This study describes the prevalence of(More)
BACKGROUND Mixed ancestry populations in South Africa have amongst the highest rates of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) worldwide. Defining the drinking patterns of women with a FAS child guides FAS preventive interventions. METHODS Data were drawn from FAS prevalence surveys conducted in three districts: Witzenberg (Cape Winelands), Frances Baard (inland(More)
IN 1948, we described a case under the above title. In December, 1945, the injured right eye developed an iridocyclitis of severe type and later had to be removed. In March, 1946, the left eye developed signs of papillitis and mild uveitis, mainly posterior, which after treatment resolved almost completely, and by June, 1946, vision was restored to 6/5.(More)
THE cutting of corneal lamellae for keratoplasty of a given thickness is laborious and by no means easy in the absence of abundant experience. Some devices for such procedures, such as Bock"s corneal knife, do not permit of sufficient accuracy, and the electric keratotome of Castroviejo is a very costly instrument. The simple and inexpensive device(More)