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Prevalence of blindness and visual impairment in Pakistan: the Pakistan National Blindness and Visual Impairment Survey.
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This comprehensive survey provides reliable estimates of the prevalence of visual impairment and blindness in Pakistan and finds a significant excess ofVisual impairment was found among the elderly and the uneducated. Expand
The key informant method: a novel means of ascertaining blind children in Bangladesh
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The findings indicate that KIs can recruit large numbers of children quickly, and that the children they recruit are more likely to be representative of all blind children in the community. Expand
Anophthalmos, microphthalmos, and typical coloboma in the United Kingdom: a prospective study of incidence and risk.
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This is the first prospective study of AMC, and it establishes the frequency across the United Kingdom, which appears to be lower than that quoted for other developed countries. Expand
Risk of iatrogenic peripheral retinal breaks in 20-G pars plana vitrectomy.
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Iatrogenic peripheral retinal breaks caused by vitrectomy are more common than previously indicated and approximately 4 in 10 breaks are related to traction at sclerotomy entry sites. Expand
Quality of life and visual function in Nigeria: findings from the National Survey of Blindness and Visual Impairment
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Populations with the following characteristics should be targeted to improve VF and QOL: people who are blind, older people, women, manual labourers, people living in rural areas, those living in the northern geopolitical zones, those practising Islamic and Traditionalism faith, those not currently married and those who have undergone couching. Expand
A randomised, prospective study to investigate the efficacy of riboflavin/ultraviolet A (370 nm) corneal collagen cross-linkage to halt the progression of keratoconus
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Corneal collagen cross-linkage appears to be an effective and safe modality to halt the progression of keratoconus and improvements in visual and topographic parameters are seen in some eyes. Expand
Effect of primary selective laser trabeculoplasty on tonographic outflow facility: a randomised clinical trial
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Primary SLT significantly increased the tonographic outflow facility and decreased IOP in patients with primary open angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension but no statistically significant differences were found between the 360° and 180° groups. Expand
Refractive Errors in the Adult Pakistani Population: The National Blindness and Visual Impairment Survey
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Refractive error services are not covering the majority of the population in need and the provision of spectacle correction, as a highly cost effective treatment for visual impairment, needs addressing within the country's national eye care program. Expand
Anophthalmos, microphthalmos, and Coloboma in the United kingdom: clinical features, results of investigations, and early management.
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Colobomatous defects were the most common phenotype within this spectrum of anomalies in the United Kingdom and the significant visual and systemic morbidity in affected children underlines the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to management. Expand
Preoperative visual acuity among cataract surgery patients and countries' state of development: a global study.
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The proportion of patients with very poor preoperative VA is a simple indicator that can be easily measured periodically to monitor progress in ophthalmological services and the internet can be an effective tool for developing and supporting an ophthalnological research network capable of providing a global snapshot of service activity. Expand
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