Characteristics of trichiasis patients presenting for surgery in rural Ethiopia.

  title={Characteristics of trichiasis patients presenting for surgery in rural Ethiopia.},
  author={Muluken Melese and Emily S West and Wondu Alemayehu and Beatriz Mu{\~n}oz and Alemayehu Netsanet Worku and Charlotte A. Gaydos and Stephanie K West},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  volume={89 9},
AIMS To determine the characteristics of trichiasis patients presenting for surgery in Wolayta Zone of Ethiopia. METHODS Patients referred for trichiasis surgery by community health agents were evaluated by trained integrated eye care workers (IECWs) for the presence of trichiasis, locations of inturned lashes, severity of trichiasis, corneal opacity, and visual acuity. RESULTS 1635 individuals with trichiasis presented for surgery. 82% had bilateral trichiasis; 91% of patients reported… CONTINUE READING
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