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Methodology published for the Nakuru eye disease cohort study

To date, no longitudinal, population-based studies of eye disease have been undertaken in Africa, and there have been only ten worldwide, predominantly in high-income settings.

Nakuru district (now Nakuru County), is the main district of Kenya’s largest province, the Rift Valley and has a population of 1…

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Next ISGEO Meeting Dates Agreed, 11 – 12 September 2014 at LSHTM (Updated)

The International Society Geographical & Epidemiological Ophthalmology (ISGEO) 2014 meeting is now being arranged.
The ISGEO aims to promote the science of geographic and epidemiologic ophthalmology among all people and nations. This aim encompasses the epidemiological, clinical, educational, environmental and cultural aspects of eye disease, prevention of blindness, preservation of…

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A fifth of Nigerian adults have some degree of lens opacity

April’s issue of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science publishes the latest paper from the  National Blindness and Visual Impairment  Survey in Nigeria. The authros examined prevalence and risk factors for lens opacities among a nationally representative sample of Nigerians aged ≥ 40 years. A fifth of Nigerian adults were found…

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Protocol published for study into whether motivational interviewing improves uptake of treatment for glaucoma in Nigeria

ICEH student, Mohammad Abdull has published his trial protocol as part of his PhD study. “Adapted motivational interviewing to improve the uptake of treatment for glaucoma in Nigeria: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial” describes his study to assess whether motivational interviewing with adaptation for glaucoma (MIG) increases the…

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Save the date – Global Ophthalmology seminar, UK, June 27th 2014

Global Ophthalmology programme 2014Saul Rajak is co-chairing a seminar day on global ophthalmology at the UK’s Royal College of Ophthalmology. The aim of the day is to educate delegates the ways they can help/work in eyecare in poorer countries (rather than to teach about specific eye conditions…

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