Leprosy : as seen by the patients / Luzviminda B. Valencia
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Visual outcome of extracapsular cataract extraction and intraocular lens replacement in leprosy patients Derakhshan, A. (2004)The study was carried out in Meshed, Islamic Republic of Iran, from 1998 to 2000 to explore the visual outcome of eye surgery with extracapsular cataract extraction and intraocular lens replacement on 18 leprosy patients [20 eyes]. The most common complications of leprosy were madarosis [90%] and partial or total corneal opacity [90%]. Visual acuity before surgery ranged from 'light perception' to 1/10, and this improved after surgery to 5/10-8/10 for 55% of patients. Postoperative infection leading to endophthalmitis occurred in only 1 patient ...
Report of the Joint ILEP/WHO Workshop on Reaching Undetected Leprosy Patients in Endemic Countries, WHO headquarters, Geneva, 26 June 1998 Joint ILEP/WHO Workshop on Reaching Undetected Leprosy Patients in Endemic Countries (1998: Geneva, Switzerland); World Health Organization. Action Programme for the Elimination of Leprosy; International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations (1998)
Srinivasan, H; World Health Organization (1993)A practical guide to the many simple things that can be done - by health workers and patients alike - to prevent the development of disabilities in patients with leprosy. Addressed to peripheral health personnel, the manual concentrates on the various conditions leading to disability and deformity that can be arrested if action is taken at an early stage. To this end, readers are given extensive practical information on the signs to look for, the questions to ask, and the tests to perform in order to recognize these conditions at the earliest ...