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Review of The Epidemiology of Eye disease

In the next several blogs I would like to review and summarize : Epidemiology Of Eye Disease 3rd edition by Gordon Johnson, Darwin Minassian, Robert Weale , and Sheila West. Imperial College Press. ISBN-13 978-1-84816-625-7.
This book is a must for anyone interested in epidemiology of the eye and
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Haiti Trip

Recently I again traveled to Haiti alone to work as a volunteer with some local Haitian ophthalmologists ( friends ). I have visited Haiti 10 times the last 30 years and my ophthalmic colleagues unfortunately all state Haiti is no better off nor the eye problems less. I usually go to Haiti by Read more:

Glaucoma in the Developing World, Part One

Glaucoma in the Developing World, Part One
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, cataracts being number one. Unfortunately glaucoma is often poorly diagnosed and managed. With the next several blogs, I would like to lists some glaucoma caveats that hopefully will prove useful for teaching, discussion, and Read more:

Corneal Transplants In The Developing World

I have spoken about this previously but I continue to see patients in Belize and elsewhere in the developing world who have been hurt by having a penetrating keratoplasty. Recently I saw again a 16 year old boy who I had seen several years ago with a failed corneal graft, diffuse bullous Read more:

Treatment For Severe, Advanced, Deep, Large Corneal Ulcers

I recently wrote this up for the African Vision website and thought I would share with my Global Alliance colleagues. I have never seen this type of severe advanced corneal abscess in the States but they are unfortunately common in the developing world, especially in low-income countries. If Read more:

Observations - AAO 2013, part 2

Below are some random information / suggestions from subspecialty symposiums , courses, etc. plus my input. Authors ( credit ) will not be acknowledged. Bromfenac ( Xibrom ) 0.09% and nepafenac ( Nevanac ) 0.1% drops qid will often reduce central serous chorioretinopathy ( CSCR ) quicker than Read more:

Observations from the Academy Nov 2013

Observations from the Academy Nov 2013
Dr. Michael and Jessica Feilmeier from the Univ. of Nebraska, Global Blindness Prevention Division ( OpeningEyes Curing Blindness ) have established a web site ( that will help coordinate the actions of organizations and individuals ( volunteers ) working in ophthalmology in Read more:

Reaching The Blind Poor Part 3

This will be the final excerpts of John Cheatham's booklet Reaching The Blind Poor. The subject of cost of surgery to the poor is highly controversial to many. To me, it is very straightforward: if we have the economic resources to provide surgery at no cost or at very low cost, we will treat Read more:

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