Hansen's disease (leprosy) remains an important health problem in Brazil, where 34,894 new cases were diagnosed in 2010, corresponding to 15.3% of the world's new cases detected in that year. The purpose of this study was to use home visits as a tool for surveillance of Hansen's disease in a hyperendemic area in Brazil. A total of 258 residences were… (More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE
Retinal folds are a rare complication after retinal detachment repair. Surgery is required if the fovea is involved. There are few surgical reports in the literature, describing various surgical approaches.
PATIENTS AND METHODS
The authors employed a surgical technique to treat retinal folds involving the fovea in a 59-year-old… (More)