Section 11
Chapter 10,650

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

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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.