for those of you interested in publishing case reviews of your tropical experience or studies, I think these journals are the best for that, most of them are fee free:
Journals for publications
– Zambian Medical Journal (indexed journal
– COECSA Journal
– Pan Afr Med J free PMC
– Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol.
– BMJ Global Health
– BMC Ophthalmol
– Am J Trop Med Hyg
– PLoS One free PMC
– Niger Postgrad Med J.
– tropicalophthal.com – Tropical Ophthalmology Jour
– Tropical journal of Ophtha and Otolaryngology
– J Travel Med
– PLoS Negl Trop Dis
– West Afr J Med.
I think I have never seen one before. However, I have treated lots of ruptured lenses. I can imagine how easy it can be a quiet eye with immunologically priveleged lens (no immune reactions whatsoever until it is too late) until a lens develops infection within it.
It’s prevalence in children is around 30% according to the review. It definutely makes sense to screen school children for this disease. But the question is… With what would you treat that in tropics?
The guys from HelpMeSee have developed an alternative to Eyesi for manual small incision cataract surgery. Not sure if the target developing countries will have the access to it, but it’s just the beginning…