The Lancet Global Health Commission on Global Eye Health: vision beyond 2020
Computer vision syndrome and ergonomic practices among undergraduate university students
- L. Mowatt, C. Gordon, A. B. Santosh, T. Jones
- MedicineInternational journal of clinical practice
- 1 January 2018
To determine the prevalence of computer vision syndrome (CVS) and ergonomic practices among students in the Faculty of Medical Sciences at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Jamaica.
Ethnic differences in the demand incidence of retinal detachments in two districts in the West Midlands
The demand incidence in Caucasians is similar to worldwide figures, and Asians have a three times lower incidence of retinal detachments than Asians, while females have a higher mean age than males.
Chikungunya in the Caribbean: An Epidemic in the Making
Improved policies and practices for preventative measures and epidemiological surveillance must be implemented to prevent the continued transmission of chikungunya.
Correlation of visual recovery with macular height in macula-off retinal detachments
Correlation showed that the pre-op macular height is a statistical predictor of post-op visual acuity in the group of patients with macula-off retinal detachments, suggesting the shallower the macular detachment the greater the likelihood of a good visual outcome.
Glaucoma medication compliance issues in a Jamaican hospital eye clinic.
Higher levels of compliance were seen in females, patients who understood their diagnosis and those who had no co-morbid disease, while the educational level of patients was not related to compliance.
Knowledge, Beliefs and Practices of Patients with Diabetic Retinopathy at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica
Patients with diabetic retinopathy attending the Retina Eye Clinic at the University Hospital of the West Indies had limited knowledge about the frequency of their eye examination, the relevance of exercise and a healthy diet, the role of the ophthalmologist and their views on the importance of compliance with medications for diabetes and hypertension.
Hospitalization trends in adult ocular trauma at the University Hospital of the West Indies.
The most common cause of ocular injury was motor vehicle accidents, nail hammering in males and chemical injuries in females, and the most commonplace of injury was the home, followed by in the street.
Diabetic Retinopathy and its Risk Factors at the University Hospital in Jamaica
- L. Mowatt
- MedicineMiddle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
- 1 October 2013
Jamaica has a high frequency of proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) which is more common in Type I diabetics and females and this was associated with poor glucose and blood pressure control.
Sustained visual recovery after treatment with intrathecal methotrexate in a case of optic neuropathy caused by chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
This is the first reported case of successful treatment of optic neuropathy in CLL with intrathecal methotrexate alone, and the woman has near normal vision in the affected eye and remains in hematologic remission four years later.