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Trachoma in Far North Queensland: an example of poor population health practice.
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PMID:  23145782     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In Australia's north, the remote island indigenous communities of the Torres Strait have had an uninterrupted ophthalmic service for the last 25 years, usually for 6 weeks per annum. During that time, the leading causes of visual impairment have been cataract, including among those offered but declining surgery, and diabetic eye disease. The ophthalmologist (GB) has operated on no cases of trachoma trichiasis. Nor has he seen any trachoma corneal opacity or resultant visual impairment. If Chlamydia trachomatis and its conjunctivitis are in these communities, then visual impairment has not been a consequence.
Samuel Jones; Oscar Whitehead; Garry Brian
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Type:  LETTER     Date:  2012-11-13
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Title:  Clinical & experimental ophthalmology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1442-9071     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Experiment. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100896531     Medline TA:  Clin Experiment Ophthalmol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology © 2012 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.
Torres Strait-Northern Peninsula Area Hospital and Health Service, Queensland, Australia.
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