50 trabs per one million of population. So little must be done to improve glaucoma management, according to review from West African studies.
Tag: glaucoma in Africa
Undetected Glaucoma in Africa… Too much is too little
In 2020, 43.78 million POAG cases were undetected, of which 76.7% reside in Africa and Asia.
First ever African Glaucoma Guidelines!
First ever African Glaucoma Guidelines! A Toolkit for Glaucoma Management in Sub-Saharan Africa (Light for the World, Sightsavers, IAPB, ICO, SAFO, COECSA, WACS), 2021
5-FU for trabeculectomy?
Interesting RCT from Singapore (2013) showing that in 8 years after trabeculectomy 5-FU was no better than placebo in terms of final success rate. Which was by the way 40-55%. A food for thought. 5-FU is cheaper as MMC and is more rapidly available in some places of the world.