Cataract-blind Ethiopian villagers who did not receive cataract surgery had significantly higher mortality risk than villagers who were blind from other causes, particularly if they were over 75 years old or were unmarried.
Most of the millions of cataract cases worldwide can be cured by quick, inexpensive procedures. But a shortage of trained surgeons remains a challenge. The HelpMeSee approach, a high-volume training and development system, could help close this gap.
Considers the effects of incorporating mortality risk, a potentially important factor to consider when deciding whether to initiate therapy for ocular hypertensives, into estimates of 5-year glaucoma risk.
Using community-partnered participatory research practices and principles, incorporates World Kidney Day objectives with community goals to develop infrastructure, shared objectives, and workgroups to reduce the burden of chronic kidney disease.