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Epidemiology of Trachoma: A Report by Sitapur Trachoma Study Group

Deepak Mishra*, Pratyush Ranjan, V. K. Pal and M. Bhadauria
Regional Institute of ophthalmology & Sitapur Eye Hospital, Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Corresponding Author : Dr. Deepak Mishra, MBBS, DNB, MNAMS
Consultant at Regional Institute of Ophthalmology
Sitapur Eye Hospital, Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Tel: 09415360338
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: March 21, 2014; Accepted: April 28, 2014; Published: April 30, 2014
Citation: Mishra D, Ranjan P, Pal VK, Bhadauria M (2014) Epidemiology of Trachoma: A Report by Sitapur Trachoma Study Group. J Clin Exp Ophthalmol 5:336. doi:10.4172/2155-9570.1000336
Copyright: © 2014 Mishra D, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

Trachoma is the most common cause of infectious blindness worldwide and it affects more than 150 million people. Despite of various control programs, it still persists and lead to significant ocular morbidity. We have done Prospective clinical epidemiological study conducted at Regional Institute of Ophthalmology (RIO) & Sitapur Eye Hospital (SHE), Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh, India. RIO & SEH is a large tertiary care hospital working with community since 1935 and serves more than 32 cities and towns in the states of Uttranchal and Uttar Pradesh of India and rest of its 32 branches all over. Cases were selected from our OPD clinic and findings were verified by 2 independent ophthalmologists. Percentage of patients with fresh cases / active trachoma- 64 and percentage of patients with active on chronic / old trachoma- 36.7%. Trachoma remains still an unconquered scourge.

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