Ocular morbidity

Child with conjunctivitis. Although not sight threatening, in the absence of eye care services, communities may resort to harmful traditional eye remedies

Caption: Child with conjunctivitis. Although not sight threatening, in the absence of eye care services, communities may resort to harmful traditional eye remedies.

 

Ocular morbidity

The focus of most epidemiological and health systems research focuses on eye conditions that lead to visual impairment, but patients require services for a range of other ocular conditions which can cause troublesome symptoms. Many of these conditions can be adequately managed by staff who have been trained in eye care at the primary level.

Publications

  • Senyonjo L, Lindfield R, Mahmoud A, Kimani K, Sanda S, Schmidt E. Ocular morbidity and health seeking behaviour in Kwara state, Nigeria: implications for delivery of eye care services. Senyonjo L, Lindfield R, Mahmoud A, Kimani K, Sanda S, Schmidt E. PLoS One. 2014 Aug 28;9(8):e104128. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104128. eCollection 2014. Abstract.
  • Kimani K, Lindfield R, Senyonjo L, Mwaniki A, Schmidt E. Prevalence and causes of ocular morbidity in Mbeere District, Kenya. Results of a population-based survey. PLoS One. 2013 Aug 1;8(8):e70009. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0070009. Print 2013. Abstract.

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