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Publications relevant to prevention of blindness in Africa 2004-2005

  1. Foad N, Mousa A, Courtright P. Socio-demographic characteristics associated with blindness in a Nile Delta Governorate of Egypt. British Journal of Ophthalmology 2004;88:614-8.
  2. Courtright P, Metcalfe N, Hoechsmann A, Chirambo M, Lewallen S, Barrows J, Witte C Cataract surgical coverage and outcome of cataract surgery in a rural district in Malawi. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology 2004;39:25-30.
  3. Melese M, Alemayehu W, Friedlander E, Courtright P. Indirect costs associated with accessing eye care services as a barrier to service use in Ethiopia. Tropical Medicine & International Health 2004;9:426-31.
  4. Solomon AW, Holland MJ, Alexander NDE, Massae PA, Aguirre A, Natividad-Sancho A, Molina S, Safari S, Shao JF, Courtright P, Peeling RW, West SK, Bailey RL, Foster A, Mabey DCW. Mass treatment with single-dose azithromycin for trachoma. New England Journal of Medicine. 2004;351:1962-71.
  5. Courtright P & West SK. Contribution of sex-linked biology and gender roles to disparities with trachoma. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2004;10:2012-6.
  6. Lewallen S, Roberts H, Hall AB, Onyange R, Temba M, Banzi J, Courtright P. Increasing cataract surgery to meet VISION 2020 targets; experience from two rural programmes in East Africa. British Journal of Ophthalmology 2005:89:1237-40.
  7. Mwende J, Bronsard A, Mosha M, Bowman R, Geneau R, Courtright P. Delay in presentation to hospital for surgery for congenital and developmental cataract in Tanzania. British Journal of Ophthalmology 2005;89:1478-82.
  8. Lewallen S, Kello AB, Courtright P. Challenges for VISION 2020 in eastern Africa. IAPB News. April 2005;46:3-5
  9. Naidoo K, Courtright P. The Tanzanian Community Optometry Programme. IAPB News. April 2005;46:6-7.
  10. Alemayehu W, Melese M, Fredlander E, Worku A, Courtright P. Active trachoma in children in central Ethiopia: Association with altitude. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2005:
  11. Geneau R, Lewallen, S, Paul, I, Bronsard A, Courtright P. The social and family dynamics behind the uptake of cataract surgery:  findings from Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania. British Journal of Ophthalmology 2005;89:1399-1402.
  12. Courtright P, Banzi J, Lewallen S. Budgeting for a district VISION 2020 programme. Journal for Community Eye Health. 2005;18:90-91.
  13. Lewallen S. HIV/AIDS: what is the impact on prevention of blindness programmes? Journal for Community Eye Health. 2005; 16:3334
  14. El Toukhy E, Lewallen S, Courtright P. Routine bilamellar tarsal rotation surgery for trachomatous trichiasis: Short term outcome and factors associated with surgical failure. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. (in press)
  15. Lewallen S, Geneau R, Mahande M, Msangi J, Nyaupumbwe S, Kitumba R. Willingness to pay for cataract surgery in two Regions of Tanzania . British Journal of Ophthalmology 2006;90:11-13.
  16. Daniel E, ffytche TJ, Rao S, Kempen J, Diener West M, Courtright P. Incidence of ocular morbidity among multi-bacillary leprosy patients during a two-year course of multi-drug therapy. British Journal of Ophthalmology (in press)
  17. Baggaley RF, Solomon AW, Kuper H, Polack S, Massae PA, Kelly J, Safari S, Alexander NDE, Courtright P, Foster A, Mabey DC. Distance to water source and altitude in relation to active trachoma in Rombo district, Tanzania. Tropical Medicine & International Health. 2006;11:220-227
  18. Eriksen JR, Bronsard A, Mosha M, Carmichael D, Hall AB, Courtright P. Predictors of poor follow up in children that had cataract surgery. Ophthalmic Epidemiology. (in press)

Abstracts and presentations at international meetings 2004-2005

  1. Massae P, Solomon A, Courtright P. Evaluation of the effect of improving water supply on prevalence of trachoma. 32 ND Annual Scientific Conference of the Ophthalmological Society of East Africa, 2004, Dar es Salaam
  2. Kilima H, Courtright P, Lewallen S. Ocular manifestation among Leprosy patients on multiple drug therapy (MDT) in Tanzania. 32 ND Annual Scientific Conference of the Ophthalmological Society of East Africa, 2004, Dar es Salaam
  3. Lewallen A. Fundus findings and mortality in cerebral malaria. 32 ND Annual Scientific Conference of the Ophthalmological Society of East Africa, 2004, Dar es Salaam Chibuga E, Courtright P Continuing barriers to cataract surgery among patients in Hai district. 32 ND Annual Scientific Conference of the Ophthalmological Society of East Africa, 2004, Dar es Salaam
  4. Temba M, Banzi J, Courtright P. Utilization of Eye Care services through the Kilimanjaro Region Vision 2020 Direct Referral System (DRS) program. 32 ND Annual Scientific Conference of the Ophthalmological Society of East Africa, 2004, Dar es Salaam
  5. Hall, AB. Epidemiology of nuclear cataract in Melton Mowbray. 32 ND Annual Scientific Conference of the Ophthalmological Society of East Africa, 2004, Dar es Salaam
  6. Hassan GH, Lewallen S. Laser capsulotomy following phacoemuslification or ECCE. 32 ND Annual Scientific Conference of the Ophthalmological Society of East Africa, 2004, Dar es Salaam
  7. Mwala S, Hall AB, Courtright P. Visual outcomes for tunnel Vs limbal ECCE. 32 ND Annual Scientific Conference of the Ophthalmological Society of East Africa, 2004, Dar es Salaam
  8. Hassan G H, Hall A, Lewallen S. Improving management of glaucoma in adult patients at a referral hospital in Tanzania. 33rd Annual Scientific Conference of the Ophthalmological Society of East Africa, Munyonyo-Kampala, Uganda, 2005
  9. Mutooki E M, Hubbard T, Dhalla K. Investigation of characteristics of patients who return for follow up after trabeculectomy for COAG at KCMC. 33rd Annual Scientific Conference of the Ophthalmological Society of East Africa, Munyonyo-Kampala, Uganda, 2005
  10. Mumba M, Dhalla K. Efficacy of transcleral diode cyclophotocoagulation in reducing intraocular pressure in patients with end stage glaucoma-a retrospective study. 33rd Annual Scientific Conference of the Ophthalmological Society of East Africa, Munyonyo-Kampala, Uganda, 2005
  11. Hall AB. Subtenons triamcinolone for sever vernal keratoconjuctivitis. 33rd Annual Scientific Conference of the Ophthalmological Society of East Africa, Munyonyo-Kampala, Uganda, 2005
  12. Shilio B, Courtright P, Eriksen J, Mosha M, Carmichael D. Follow up of children with congenital cataract.. 33rd Annual Scientific Conference of the Ophthalmological Society of East Africa, Munyonyo-Kampala, Uganda, 2005
  13. Lewallen S, Isheke V O, Hall A B. Managing change: Lessons learned in transforming an under productive eye dept into a more productive sustainable surgery. 33rd Annual Scientific Conference of the Ophthalmological Society of East Africa, Munyonyo-Kampala, Uganda, 2005
  14. Mwala M S, Courtright P. Demographic and clinical predictors of turn up at 2 and 10 weeks post cataract surgery follow up in Tanzania. 33rd Annual Scientific Conference of the Ophthalmological Society of East Africa, Munyonyo-Kampala, Uganda, 2005
  15. Mahande M, Nyaupumbwe S, Kitumba R, Lewallen S. Willingness to pay for cataract Surgery in two regions of Tanzania. 33rd Annual Scientific Conference of the Ophthalmological Society of East Africa, Munyonyo-Kampala, Uganda, 2005
  16. Massae PA, Kuper H, Baggaley RF, Polack S, Solomon AW, Kelly J, Safari S, Alexander N, Courtright P. Distance to water sources and altitude in relation to active trachoma in Rombo district, Tanzania. 33rd Annual Scientific Conference of the Ophthalmological Society of East Africa, Munyonyo-Kampala, Uganda, 2005
  17. Geneau R, Mihande M, Courtright P. Challenges for trachoma control in Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania. 18 th ISGEO Congress, Dubai. 2004
  18. Courtright, P Barriers to trichiasis surgery: Can community based approaches be effective in improving uptake of trichiasis surgery? 18 th ISGEO Congress, Dubai. 2004
  19. Ezz El Arab, G, Courtright P. Routine bilamellar tarsal rotation surgery for trachomatous trichiasis: short term outcome and factors associated with surgical failure. 18 th ISGEO Congress, Dubai. 2004
  20. Lewallen, S Mortality rates vary significantly among children with clinically defined CM depending on ocular fundus findings. 18 th ISGEO Congress, Dubai. 2004
  21. El Toukhy, Courtright P Modified lateral tarsal strip of lagophthalmos in leprosy patients. 18 th ISGEO Congress, Dubai. 2004
  22. Kilima H. Courtright P, Lewallen S. Ocular manifestation among the leprosy patients on multiple drug therapy (MDT) in Tanzania. 18 th ISGEO Congress, Dubai. 2004
  23. Dhalla K. Hubbard T, Lewallen S Visual outcome of trabeculectomy in patients with advanced POAG. 18 th ISGEO Congress, Dubai. 2004
  24. Bronsard A. Geneau R, Mosha M Courtright P. Tanzanian children with cataract: Why are parents waiting before bringing their child for cataract surgery? 18 th ISGEO Congress, Dubai. 2004