Oskar M Onyango

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OBJECTIVE We aim to demonstrate that vitreoretinal surgery can be established in Nairobi, Kenya, by intermittent short visits of experienced surgeons combined with clinical/surgical observerships over a longer period of cooperation. This strategy might be a model for other developing countries. DESIGN Time series over 11 years. PARTICIPANTS 685(More)
From an estimated total of 37 million blinds worldwide, a vastly over-proportional share of seven million is living in Africa. 2 Most causes of blindness in developing countries are relatively easy to cure, provided minimally adequate medical resources are available, resulting in an evident demand for ophthalmologic measures particularly in Sub-Saharan(More)
BACKGROUND After the U. S. Embassy bombing in 1998 in Nairobi, Kenya, a relief operation was immediately initiated by the Department of Ophthalmology of the Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) Munich, Germany. Surgical devices and material (such as a vitrectomy unit, silicon oil, perfluorodecalin, intraocular lenses, sutures) were supplied to operate on 42(More)
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