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The Accuracy, Quality and Timing of Referrals to the Ophthalmology Division at the University Hospital of the West Indies

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.063
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This study determined accuracy, quality and timing for ophthalmic referrals to the University Hospital of the West Indies. Ophthalmologist referrals were 89% accurate and general practitioners were 29% accurate. Only 20% of referrals contained all essential information for proper assessment.

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Objective: To determine the accuracy, quality and timing of ophthalmic referrals.

Design: This was a prospective study. The data was collected using a pro forma. All patients gave voluntary written consent.

Setting: The Ophthalmology Division at the University Hospital of the West Indies

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09 May, 2018
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e-Published: 08 Mar, 2019

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

The Impact of Visual Impairment on the Quality of Life of Diabetic Patients Attending the University Hospital of the West Indies

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.179
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Visual loss from diabetic retinopathy can affect the quality of life (QOL) of diabetic patients. This study assesses the impact of visual impairment on the QOL, and relationship of other factors, including age, marital status, employment, exercise and diet compliance.

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Objective:  To assess the impact of visual impairment on the quality of life (QOL) of patients with diabetic retinopathy attending the Retina Eye Clinic at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

Accepted: 
20 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 22 Dec, 2017

Disclaimer

Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Glaucoma Medication Compliance Issues in a Jamaican Hospital Eye Clinic

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541–7
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The level of glaucoma compliance medications was improved in females and those who understood their diagnosis and had no comorbid diseases.

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Objective: To investigate the level of compliance with glaucoma medications in a clinic setting and the factors associated with failed compliance.

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e-Published: 05 Feb, 2014

Ocular Angiostrongyliasis – First Case Report from Jamaica

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383–5

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e-Published: 19 Sep, 2013

An Unusual Presentation of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

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386–7

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e-Published: 19 Sep, 2013

An Unusual Case of Bilateral Visual Loss from Metastatic Lung Cancer

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283–4
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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013

Spontaneous Resorption of Exudative Retinal Detachments Associated with Ischaemic Central Retinal Vein Occlusion

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67–8

INTRODUCTION

Exudative retinal detachments occur as a result of fluid flow alterations and breakdown of the blood retinal barrier which is seen in inflammatory, infectious and neoplastic disease states in addition to abnormal vasculature. Ischaemic central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) is uncommonly associated with exudative detachments (1, 2). We report a case of exudative retinal detachments secondary to ischaemic CRVO which resolved with conservative management.

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e-Published: 17 Sep, 2013

Ophthalmic Manifestations of HIV in the Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Era

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10.7727/wimj.2013.210
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305–12
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Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has changed the course of HIV eye disease by reducing the incidence of opportunistic infections and improving the remission duration. Cytomegalovirus retinitis is the most prevalent ophthalmic opportunistic infection; however, it is seen less commonly in Africa, where squamous cell carcinomas are common.

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e-Published: 14 Aug, 2013

Extensive Myelination with Retinal Detachment: A Diagnostic Challenge

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472–3

INTRODUCTION

Myelinated retinal nerve fibres have been associated with various conditions such as myopia, amblyopia, retinal vascular anomalies and vitreomacular traction syndrome (1, 2, 3). We present two patients with extensive macular myelination associated with retinal detachment and one of them posed a diagnostic challenge.

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e-Published: 03 Jul, 2013

Orbital Lymphangioma in a Child: A Diagnostic Dilemma

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Doi:10.7727/wimj.2011.192
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764–6

We report a case of significant unilateral left proptosis after a fall in a 10-year old child. Magnetic
resonance imaging showed an extraconal hyperintense orbital mass extending into the maxillary sinus
which was opacified. After drainage the proptosis resolved. The cause of the acute proptosis was
haemorrhage within an orbital lymphangioma.

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e-Published: 01 Mar, 2013

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