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Primary open angle glaucoma in Nepal: Exploring the unknown

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Title: Primary open angle glaucoma in Nepal: Exploring the unknown
Authors: Shakya-Vaidya, Suraj
Issue Date: 3-Dec-2014
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Inst of Medicine. Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition
Parts of work: I. Suraj Shakya-Vaidya, Umesh Raj Aryal, Madan Upadhyay, Alexandra Krettek. Do non-communicable diseases such as hypertension and diabetes associate with primary open-angle glaucoma? Insights from a case-control study in Nepal. Global Health Action 2014;6:22636

II. Suraj Shakya-Vaidya, Umesh Raj Aryal, Andrej M Grjibovski, Alexandra Krettek. Visual status in primary open-angle glaucoma: a hospital-based report from Nepal. Journal of Kathmandu Medical College 2014;3:49-57.

III. Suraj Shakya-Vaidya, Lene Povlsen, Binjwala Shrestha, Andrej M Grjibovski, Alexandra Krettek. Understanding and living with glaucoma and non-communicable diseases like hypertension and diabetes in the Jhaukhel-Duwakot Health Demographic Surveillance Site: a qualitative study from Nepal. Global Health Action 2014;7:25358.

Date of Defence: 2014-12-10
Disputation: Onsdagen den 10 December 2014, kl. 9.00, Aulan, Nordic School of Public Health NHV, Nya Varvet, Fredrik Bloms Vag 25, Goteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Blindness, Primary open angle glaucoma,hypertension,diabetes,health literacy, gender inequity, health barriers
Abstract: Background: Dealing with blindness related to primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) has always been challenging due to late detection as POAG can remain asymptomatic until end stage. Most eye hospitals in Nepal conduct opportunistic screening programs for glaucoma, but no reports confirm whether screening programs achieve their goals in preventing blindness. Also, no report tells us the status of glaucoma awareness among Nepalese population. Aims: This Thesis explored previously uninvestigated fac... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-9173-2
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