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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237503/integration-of-eye-health-into-primary-care-services-in-tanzania-a-qualitative-investigation-of-experiences-in-two-districts
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Emma Jolley, Milka Mafwiri, Joanna Hunter, Elena Schmidt
BACKGROUND: Visual impairment is a public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa, affecting nearly 5% of the population. Efforts to combat avoidable causes have been hampered by weak health systems and little evidence exists to suggest what interventions may be effective to improve the situation. Despite this, there are calls to promote some specific interventions, one of which being the closer integration of eye health services into health systems, often focusing on training primary health workers to deliver basic eye health services...
December 13, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234807/development-and-validation-of-a-deep-learning-system-for-diabetic-retinopathy-and-related-eye-diseases-using-retinal-images-from-multiethnic-populations-with-diabetes
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Daniel Shu Wei Ting, Carol Yim-Lui Cheung, Gilbert Lim, Gavin Siew Wei Tan, Nguyen D Quang, Alfred Gan, Haslina Hamzah, Renata Garcia-Franco, Ian Yew San Yeo, Shu Yen Lee, Edmund Yick Mun Wong, Charumathi Sabanayagam, Mani Baskaran, Farah Ibrahim, Ngiap Chuan Tan, Eric A Finkelstein, Ecosse L Lamoureux, Ian Y Wong, Neil M Bressler, Sobha Sivaprasad, Rohit Varma, Jost B Jonas, Ming Guang He, Ching-Yu Cheng, Gemmy Chui Ming Cheung, Tin Aung, Wynne Hsu, Mong Li Lee, Tien Yin Wong
Importance: A deep learning system (DLS) is a machine learning technology with potential for screening diabetic retinopathy and related eye diseases. Objective: To evaluate the performance of a DLS in detecting referable diabetic retinopathy, vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy, possible glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in community and clinic-based multiethnic populations with diabetes. Design, Setting, and Participants: Diagnostic performance of a DLS for diabetic retinopathy and related eye diseases was evaluated using 494 661 retinal images...
December 12, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219899/clinical-outcomes-using-oversized-back-plates-in-type-i-boston-keratoprosthesis
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Aaron R Kaufman, Andrea Cruzat, Kathryn A Colby
OBJECTIVES: To examine clinical outcomes of oversized titanium back plates in type I Boston keratoprosthesis (KPro) implantation. METHODS: Retrospective study of 22 sequential eyes (20 patients) undergoing type I KPro implantation with an oversized titanium back plate (larger than trephined wound diameter by 1.0 mm or more), performed by a single surgeon (K.A.C.) from June 2010 to November 2014. Data were collected regarding preoperative eye characteristics, surgical details, and postoperative clinical outcomes...
December 5, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210535/assessment-care-and-management-of-patients-with-red-eye
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Susan Watkinson, Ramesh Seewoodhary
Red eye is a common ocular presentation in primary care, and there are several challenges that healthcare practitioners may encounter when caring for such patients. The main ocular conditions that can give rise to red eye are: primary acute angle closure glaucoma, acute iritis, dry eye, blepharitis and conjunctivitis. Red eye can be classified as sight-threatening or non-sight-threatening. Many patients presenting with painless red eye and normal vision usually recover well. However, when red eye is associated with pain, photophobia, watering and blurred vision, it is potentially sight-threatening and must be addressed urgently...
December 6, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208832/comparison-of-visual-performance-and-after-cataract-formation-between-two-monofocal-aspheric-intraocular-lenses-following-phacoemulsification-for-senile-cataract-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Shikha Yadav, Pranita Sahay, Prafulla K Maharana, Jeewan S Titiyal, Rasik B Vajpayee, Namrata Sharma
PURPOSE: Monofocal aspheric intraocular lenses (IOLs) provide better visual outcome compared to other available IOLs following cataract surgery. However, the imported IOLs are expensive and are not affordable by all subset of patients in low- to middle-income countries like India. The aim of this study is to compare the safety and efficacy of a relatively low cost indigenous IOL (Acriol EC) with an imported aspheric IOL (AcrySof IQ). METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted at a tertiary care centre...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202152/subacute-loss-of-vision-in-one-eye-%C3%A2-rash-on-hands-and-feet-%C3%A2-plaques-with-scaling-on-genitals-%C3%A2-dx
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Abigail Nunn, Jeffrey M Sturek, Joshua E Reuss, Michael F Rein, Scott K Heysell
A 67-year-old man presented to the hospital with subacute loss of vision in his left eye. The visual changes began 2 weeks earlier, with a central area of visual loss that had since progressed to near complete vision loss in the left eye. Physical examination revealed patchy alopecia, a scaling and hyperkeratotic rash of his hands and feet, and blanching, erythematous plaques with associated scaling on the scrotum and glans penis. Ophthalmologic examination revealed 1/200 vision in his left eye with a large plaque occupying a substantial portion of the superior quadrant, smaller perifoveal plaques in both of his eyes, and a small infiltrate above the left optic nerve head...
December 2017: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197362/evidence-for-the-need-for-vision-screening-of-school-children-in-turkey
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Serap Azizoğlu, Sheila G Crewther, Funda Şerefhan, Ayla Barutchu, Sinan Göker, Barbara M Junghans
BACKGROUND: In many countries, access to general health and eye care is related to an individual's socioeconomic status (SES). We aimed to examine the prevalence of oculo-visual disorders in children in Istanbul Turkey, drawn from schools at SES extremes but geographically nearby. METHODS: Three school-based vision screenings (presenting distance visual acuity, cover test, eye assessment history, colour vision, gross stereopsis and non-cycloplegic autorefraction) were conducted on 81% of a potential 1014 primary-school children aged 4-10 years from two private (high SES) schools and a nearby government (low SES) school in central Istanbul...
December 2, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183707/visual-outcomes-and-management-after-corneal-refractive-surgery-a-review
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Ane Murueta-Goyena, Pilar Cañadas
Corneal refractive surgery procedures are widely performed to permanently correct refractive errors. Overall, refractive surgeries are safe, predictable and present high rates of satisfaction. Nevertheless, the induced epithelial, stromal and nerve damage alters corneal integrity and function, triggering a regenerative response. Complications that arise from corneal wound healing process might directly impact on visual outcomes of keratorefractive procedures. Most of these complications can be prevented or effectively treated with minimal consequences and minor impact on optical quality...
November 25, 2017: Journal of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183563/a-systematic-review-and-economic-evaluation-of-adalimumab-and-dexamethasone-for-treating-non-infectious-intermediate-uveitis-posterior-uveitis-or-panuveitis-in-adults
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Hazel Squires, Edith Poku, Inigo Bermejo, Katy Cooper, John Stevens, Jean Hamilton, Ruth Wong, Alastair Denniston, Ian Pearce, Fahd Quhill
BACKGROUND: Non-infectious intermediate uveitis, posterior uveitis and panuveitis are a heterogeneous group of inflammatory eye disorders. Management includes local and systemic corticosteroids, immunosuppressants and biological drugs. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of subcutaneous adalimumab (Humira®; AbbVie Ltd, Maidenhead, UK) and a dexamethasone intravitreal implant (Ozurdex®; Allergan Ltd, Marlow, UK) in adults with non-infectious intermediate uveitis, posterior uveitis or panuveitis...
November 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180544/dynamic-electronic-health-record-note-prototype-seeing-more-by-showing-less
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Jeffery L Belden, Richelle J Koopman, Sonal J Patil, Nathan J Lowrance, Gregory F Petroski, Jamie B Smith
INTRODUCTION: Cluttered documentation may contribute adversely to physician readers' cognitive load, inadvertently obscuring high-value information with less valuable information. We test the hypothesis that a novel, collapsible assessment, plan, subjective, objective (APSO) note design would be faster, more accurate, and more satisfying to use than a conventional electronic health record (EHR) subjective, objective, assessment, plan (SOAP) note for finding information needed for ambulatory chronic disease care...
November 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170308/11%C3%A2-topical-nsaids-for-analgesia-in-traumatic-corneal-abrasions-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Annali Lawrenson, Abel Wakai
BACKGROUND: Traumatic corneal abrasions are common ocular presenTations in the ED. There is no consensus regarding the most appropriate analgesia for this condition. Topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been suggested as pain-relief to minimise systemic adverse events associated with oral analgesia. AIM: To identify and evaluate all randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing the use of topical NSAIDs with placebo or any alternative analgesic interventions in adults with traumatic corneal abrasions (including corneal abrasions arising from foreign body removal), to reduce pain, and its effects on healing time...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167629/the-effects-of-phacoemulsification-and-intraocular-lens-implantation-on-anatomical-and-functional-parameters-in-patients-with-primary-angle-closure-a-prospective-study-an-american-ophthalmological-society-thesis
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Carlo Enrico Traverso, Carlo Alberto Cutolo
Purpose: To investigate the clinical, anatomical, and patient-reported outcomes of phacoemulsification (PE) with intraocular lens implantation performed to treat primary angle closure (PAC) and primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG). Methods: Patients were evaluated at baseline and at 6 months after PE. The examination included visual acuity, intraocular pressure (IOP), visual field, optic nerve head, endothelial cell count (ECC), aqueous depth, and ocular biometric parameters...
August 2017: Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166895/retrospective-data-on-causes-of-childhood-vision-impairment-in-eritrea
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Rajendra Gyawali, Bharat Kumar Bhayal, Rabindra Adhikary, Arjun Shrestha, Rabindra Prasad Sah
BACKGROUND: Proper information on causes of childhood vision loss is essential in developing appropriate strategies and programs to address such causes. This study aimed at identifying the causes of vision loss in children attending the national referral eye hospital with the only pediatric ophthalmology service in Eritrea. METHODS: A retrospective data review was conducted for all the children (< 16 years of age) who attended Berhan Aiyni National Referral Eye Hospital in five years period from January 2011 to December 2015...
November 22, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162576/functional-visual-fields-a-cross-sectional-uk-study-to-determine-which-visual-field-paradigms-best-reflect-difficulty-with-mobility-function
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Hikmat Subhi, Keziah Latham, Joy Myint, Michael Crossland
OBJECTIVES: To develop an appropriate method of assessing visual field (VF) loss which reflects its functional consequences, this study aims to determine which method(s) of assessing VF best reflect mobility difficulty. SETTING: This cross-sectional observational study took place within a single primary care setting. Participants attended a single session at a University Eye Clinic, Cambridge, UK, with data collected by a single researcher (HS), a qualified optometrist...
November 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157258/impact-of-earplugs-and-eye-mask-on-sleep-in-critically-ill-patients-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Alexandre Demoule, Serge Carreira, Sophie Lavault, Olivier Pallanca, Elise Morawiec, Julien Mayaux, Isabelle Arnulf, Thomas Similowski
BACKGROUND: Poor sleep is common in intensive care unit (ICU) patients, where environmental factors contribute to reduce and fragment sleep. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of earplugs and eye mask on sleep architecture in ICU patients. METHODS: A single-center randomized controlled trial of 64 ICU patients was conducted from July 2012 to December 2013. Patients were randomly assigned to sleep with or without earplugs and an eye mask from inclusion until ICU discharge...
November 21, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146562/multi-method-laboratory-user-evaluation-of-an-actionable-clinical-performance-information-system-implications-for-usability-and-patient-safety
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Benjamin Brown, Panos Balatsoukas, Richard Williams, Matthew Sperrin, Iain Buchan
INTRODUCTION: Electronic audit and feedback (e-A&F) systems are used worldwide for care quality improvement. They measure health professionals' performance against clinical guidelines, and some systems suggest improvement actions. However, little is known about optimal interface designs for e-A&F, in particular how to present suggested actions for improvement. We developed a novel theory-informed system for primary care (the Performance Improvement plaN GeneratoR; PINGR) that covers the four principal interface components: clinical performance summaries; patient lists; detailed patient-level information; and suggested actions...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138701/valsalva-related-subretinal-hemorrhage-as-a-presenting-symptom-of-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy
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Yousif Subhi, Torben L Sørensen
Purpose: To describe a case of Valsalva-related subretinal hemorrhage as a presenting symptom of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV). The patient refrained from treatment against our best advice, and thus this is also a rare case of the natural course of an untreated PCV. Methods: Case report. Results: A 66-year-old female with a respiratory infection coughed intensely until exhaustion, after which she developed visual symptoms on the right eye...
2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136273/foxe3-mutations-genotype-phenotype-correlations
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J Plaisancié, N K Ragge, H Dollfus, J Kaplan, D Lehalle, C Francannet, G Morin, H Colineaux, P Calvas, N Chassaing
Microphthalmia and anophthalmia (MA) are severe developmental eye anomalies, many of which are likely to have an underlying genetic cause. More than 30 genes have been described, each of which is responsible for a small percentage of these anomalies. Amongst these, is the FOXE3 gene, which was initially described in individuals with dominantly inherited anterior segment dysgenesis and, subsequently, associated with recessively inherited primary aphakia, sclerocornea and microphthalmia. In this work, we describe 8 individuals presenting with a MA phenotype...
November 14, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135316/final-visual-outcomes-and-treatment-received-for-children-referred-from-a-uk-primary-school-visual-screening-program-a-comparison-of-an-orthoptic-led-program-with-orthoptic-delivered-services
#19
Tess Garretty
There is little published evidence relating to the final visual acuity of children who are identified as having reduced vision at a school screening program. The school vision screening program in Leeds (led by an orthoptist but delivered by health care support workers within the school nursing team) is examined. RESULTS: 7807 children were screened in school between November 1, 2013, and September 1, 2014. Of these, 319 (4%) failed the screen and were referred to the general optometry service and 547 (7%) were referred to the Children's Community Eye Service (CCES)...
November 14, 2017: Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131135/interhemispheric-and-infratentorial-subdural-empyema-with-preseptal-cellulitis-as-complications-of-sinusitis-a-case-report
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Muhammad Reza Arifianto, Achmad Zuhro Ma'ruf, Arie Ibrahim, Abdul Hafid Bajamal
Intracranial complications of paranasal sinusitis have become rare due to the use of antibiotics nowadays. However, several cases have been reported due the ability of paranasal sinusitis to cause serious complications. Once the infection spreads over the cranial structure, it could infect the orbits, underlying bones, meninges, adjacent veins, and brain. Subdural empyema is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication following paranasal sinusitis and should be considered as a neurological emergency...
November 11, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
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