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Applying the Combined Phacoemulsification and Trabeculectomy to Treat Cataract Combined with Glaucoma

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.058
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Synopsis: Cataract is a common disease and the vision of patients cannot be effectively improved simply by the glaucoma surgery, so there is an effective way is required to treat that disease. The study designed to treat cataract by combined therapy which is phacoemulsification and trabeculectomy with glaucoma.

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Objective: It is a common disease in clinic treatment and the vision of patients cannot be effectively improved simply by the glaucoma surgery.

Accepted: 
08 Jun, 2017
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e-Published: 11 Jul, 2017

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A Profile of Central Corneal Thickness (CCT) in Primary Open Angle Glaucoma in Trinidad and Tobago and the Implications

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.553
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This study was designed as an observational, prospective longitudinal consecutive series of patients, with primary open angle glaucoma and control, conducted over a one year period. 80.2% of primary open angle glaucoma and 78.3% of controls had CCT <555um; this independently confers a 3.4 fold increased risk of developing glaucoma; both cohorts showed 25% had a family history of glaucoma. This study adds to the body of evidence demonstrating the high multiple risk factors within our population. The author discusses the epidemiological implications and the need for improved efforts towards developing screening programmes, earlier detection and timely intervention.

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Accepted: 
30 Mar, 2017
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e-Published: 08 May, 2017

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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.

Glaucoma Diagnostics for the Clinician ‘OPEN YOUR EYES’ your Pivotal Role in Improving Glaucoma Care in our High Risk Population

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.090
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Patients of Caribbean origins are known to have the highest prevalence of glaucoma globally. Despite this, patient awareness and education are low. Clinicians can help reduce the burden of blindness by the identification of high risk patients, an early referral to an ophthalmologist and by reinforcing modern glaucoma therapeutics both medically and surgically

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Glaucoma is the world's leading cause of irreversible blindness. Despite this, up to 90% of patients in the developing world are under diagnosed.

Glaucoma-related blindness in the Caribbean is an eye opener. The earlier age, advanced optic neuropathy, rapid progression coupled with education and cultural barriers all make for a unique challenge.

Accepted: 
15 Jun, 2016
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e-Published: 30 Jun, 2016

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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.

Long-term Complications of Posterior Chamber Phakic Refractive Lenses: Case Report and Literature Review

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10.7727/wimj.2014.293
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180–4

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Accepted: 
25 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 10 Dec, 2015

Marfan Syndrome: Clinical Presentation with Congenital Glaucoma?

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10.7727/wimj.2015.455
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73-6

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Accepted: 
08 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 09 Sep, 2015

Utility of the Tono-Pen in Measuring Intraocular Pressure in Trinidad: A Cross-sectional Study

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10.7727/wimj.2014.125
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367–71
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The high specificity and negative predictive value of the Tono-Pen suggests that it is a useful tool requiring minimal training, and can prove beneficial at the primary care level in the exclusion of increased intraocular pressure.

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Accepted: 
12 Aug, 2014
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e-Published: 12 May, 2015

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

Glaucoma in the English-speaking Caribbean

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459–63
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This article reviews the work of the Barbados Eye Studies, their contribution to the epidemiology and public health importance of glaucoma in the Englishspeaking Caribbean, and suggests policies to improve detection and management of the disease.
 
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014

Skin Eruption and Thrombocytopaenia in a Woman with Glaucoma: A Case Report

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102–05

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e-Published: 01 Oct, 2013
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