Eye disease in multibacillary leprosy patients at the time of their leprosy diagnosis: findings from the Longitudinal Study of Ocular Leprosy (LOSOL) in India, the Philippines and Ethiopia
Courtright, P.; Daniel, E.; Sundarrao; Ravanes, J.; Mengistu, F.; Belachew, M.; Celloria, R.V.; Ffytche, T.
Leprosy Review 73(3): 225-238
ISSN/ISBN: 0305-7518 PMID: 12449887 Accession: 010649321
Existing prevalence surveys do not provide adequate information to estimate the magnitude of ocular pathology or vision loss in leprosy patients. We sought to determine the prevalence of ocular findings and related risk factors in leprosy patients at the time of their disease diagnosis. We also sought to determine if there were geographic differences and whether these were due to different demographic characteristics of the populations.