TITLE

Ophthalmology Review

AUTHOR(S)
Yorston, David
PUB. DATE
March 2014
SOURCE
Africa Health;Mar2014, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p47
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on corneal disease as the most commonly cause of blindness in Africa. It states that microbial keratitis is more common in the tropics and in Africa than in developed countries. It also mentions several studies of microbial keratitis including the 170 cases of patients infected by the disease admitted in eye ward, administered by team of Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) in North Tanzania.
ACCESSION #
95706096

 

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