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Distichiasis and dysplastic eyelashes in trachomatous trichiasis cases in Oman: a case series.
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PMID:  16201727     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The study was a prospective evaluation of the prevalence of distichiasis and/or dysplastic eyelashes among trachomatous trichiasis cases at the oculoplasty unit of a hospital in Oman over 3 months in 2000. An oculoplasty surgeon examined and photographed cases using a bio-microscope. Out of 80 cases, 58 (72.5%) had abnormal eyelashes in addition to trachomatous trichiasis. The rate of distichiasis and dysplastic lashes were 13.8% (95% CI 6.2%-21.3%) and 33.8% (95% CI 23.5%-44.1%) respectively; 25.0% (95% CI 15.5%-34.5%) had both. Dysplastic and distichiasis eyelashes were significantly more prevalent in trachomatous trichiasis cases aged < 50 years and those with entropion. Presence of distichiasis and/or dysplastic eyelashes in trachomatous trichiasis cases warrants further analytical studies to confirm the observation and establish any causal association.
R Khandekar; S Kidiyur; A Al-Raisi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de santé de la Méditerranée orientale = al-Majallah al-ṣiḥḥīyah li-sharq al-mutawassiṭ     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1020-3397     ISO Abbreviation:  East. Mediterr. Health J.     Publication Date:    2004 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-05     Completed Date:  2005-11-08     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9608387     Medline TA:  East Mediterr Health J     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  192-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Eye Health Care Programme, Al Nahdhah Hospital, Muscat, Oman.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Endemic Diseases / statistics & numerical data
Entropion / microbiology
Eyelashes / pathology*
Eyelid Diseases / epidemiology*,  microbiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Laser Therapy
Middle Aged
Oman / epidemiology
Population Surveillance
Prospective Studies
Severity of Illness Index
Sex Distribution
Trachoma / complications*,  epidemiology,  genetics

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