Category Archives: Ophthalmology

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Occupational Exposure to Unburnt Tobacco and Potential Risk of Toxic Optic Neuropathy: A Cross-Sectional Study Among Beedi Rollers in Selected Rural Areas of Coastal Karnataka, India

Beedi manufacturing is a traditional home based small scale industry, spread over almost all the major states of India. Beedi which is also called poor man’s cigarette accounts for over half of the tobacco consumed in India…

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Incidence and Progression of Myopia and Associated Factors in Urban School Children in Delhi

Myopia is one of the most common ocular disorders seen in children and young adults and is a cause of concern world-over. While the prevalence of myopia has been reported to be very high in…

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Use of Traditional Eye Medicine and Self-Medication in Rural India: A Population-Based Study

Infectious keratitis contributes significantly to ocular morbidity and corneal blindness, especially in developing nations. In India, corneal blindness is the…

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Incidence and Risk Factors for Post-Penetrating Keratoplasty Glaucoma: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Glaucoma continues to be a frequent complication of penetrating keratoplasty and has been determined to be a primary cause of graft failure, with yet unexplained determinants. It has also been reported to be one of the three most common causes for graft failure along with rejection and infection…

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A comparison of the diagnostic ability of vessel density and structural measurements of optical coherence tomography in primary open angle glaucoma

Optical coherence tomography angiography is a new technique of non-invasively imaging the blood vessels of the optic nerve head and retina in-vivo. Of the multiple algorithms developed to…

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Increasing risk of cataract in HCV patients receiving anti-HCV therapy

Cataract, which has an estimated prevalence of 33% in the general population, is the second leading cause of visual impairment and vision loss worldwide. Cataract is associated with increasing

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Glaucoma associated with iridocorneal endothelial syndrome in 203 Indian subjects

The iridocorneal endothelial syndrome is a disease spectrum which includes Chandler syndrome, Progressive iris atrophy and Cogan-Reese syndrome. The clinical variants are distinguished primarily on the basis of the changes in the iris. Progressive or…

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