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On the necessity of screening and national registration of congenital cataracts


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Title: On the necessity of screening and national registration of congenital cataracts
Authors: Magnusson, Gunilla 1968-
Issue Date: 2004
University: Göteborgs universitet/University of Gothenburg
Institution: Institute of Clinical Neurosciences
Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap
Date of Defence: 2004-04-16
Disputation: Psykiatriska klinikens aula, Hus V, Sahlgrenska universitetessjukhuset/Mölndal, kl. 13.00
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: congenital cataract
glaucoma
intraocular surgery
posterior capsular opacification (PCO)
prevalence
visual acuity (VA)
visual impairment
screening
newborn examination
blindness prevention
cost-utility analysis
quality- adjusted life year (QALY)
Abstract: Objectives: The overall aim of this thesis was to contribute to improvements in the management of congenital cataract by defining the most efficient screening procedure, examining the magnitude of the morbidity rate, optimizing the timing of surgery by relating surgical outcome to age at intervention and severity of visual deprivation and furthermore by evaluating costs versus consequences of introducing the most efficient screening procedure found, on a national basis.Methods: Paper I: 72 child... more
ISBN: 91-628-5994-3
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/16140
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