Karin A. Lecuona

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PURPOSE The aim of this study is to identify and grade the severity of chronic ocular complications in patients who suffered from Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) treated in Cape Town, South Africa. METHODS A total of 54 patients with SJS or TEN for 6 months or longer were examined. The ocular complications were(More)
PURPOSE To estimate the prevalence and causes of blindness and visual impairment in Cape Town, South Africa and to explore socio-economic and demographic predictors of vision loss in this setting. METHODS A cross sectional population-based survey was conducted in Cape Town. Eighty-two clusters were selected using probability proportionate to size(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the value of routine polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis on intraocular fluid from patients presenting with a first episode of suspected active infectious posterior uveitis in a population with a high prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus infection. DESIGN Retrospective, interventional case series. Participants. 159(More)
Infectious uveitis is a significant cause of blindness in South Africa, especially among HIV-infected individuals. The visual outcome of uveitis depends on early clinical and laboratory diagnosis to guide therapeutic intervention. Analyses of aqueous humor, obtained by anterior chamber paracentesis, directs the differential diagnosis in infectious uveitis.(More)
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