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dc.contributor.authorVinluan, ML
dc.contributor.authorOlveda, RM
dc.contributor.authorOlveda, DU
dc.contributor.authorChy, D
dc.contributor.authorRoss, AG
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-22T03:51:51Z
dc.date.available2018-01-22T03:51:51Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn1757-790X
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bcr-2014-208197
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/156734
dc.description.abstractChildhood cataracts are a major cause of treatable blindness. Early recognition, surgical intervention and appropriate follow-up after surgery can result in good visual outcomes. However, several factors may impact on the availability of such services, including lack of an available, affordable and accessible comprehensive eye care centre, financial limitations affecting coverage by the national healthcare provider, and household socioeconomic status. We report a case of congenital cataracts in a 12-year-old male adolescent from Northern Samar, the Philippines, who was left blind since birth. This case highlights the disparities in essential health services in the developing world and the challenges patients face in getting the care they need.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherBMJ
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofchapter102
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBMJ Case Reports
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111799
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.titleAccess to essential paediatric eye surgery in the developing world: A case of congenital cataracts left untreated
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorRoss, Allen G.
gro.griffith.authorOlveda, David


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