What is it about?

There are many villages in rural sumatra. We did a prevalence study of cataracts in 3 villages.

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Why is it important?

A high prevalence of cataracts means more health resources should be devoted to this condition.


There are potential challenges in the provision of cataract surgery. Patients must be well education in the post operative care. Post operative review should be done at appropriate times to treat complications, particularly endophthalmitis, which may result in blindness.

Prof Louis Tong
National University of Singapore

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This page is a summary of: Prevalence of Cataract in Rural Indonesia, Ophthalmology, July 2005, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2005.02.015.
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