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Eyelash Epilation in the Absence of Trichiasis: Results of a Population-Based Prevalence Survey in the Western Division of Fiji

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Background: The WHO definition of trachomatous trichiasis (TT) is “at least one eyelash touching the globe, or evidence of recent epilation of in-turned eyelashes”, reflecting the fact that epilation is used as a self-management tool for TT. In Fiji’s Western Division, a high TT prevalence (8.7% in those aged ≥15 years) was reported in a 2012 survey, yet a 2013 survey found no TT and Fijian ophthalmologists rarely see TT cases. Local anecdote suggests that eyelash epilat... Expand abstract
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ORCID:
0000-0002-8119-8391
Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
1
Pages:
e0005277
Publication date:
2017-01-23
Acceptance date:
2016-12-21
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EISSN:
1935-2735
ISSN:
1935-2727
Pmid:
28114364
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English
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pubs:997737
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uuid:8da4e80a-fab5-4f2e-847b-e2067dc20d92
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997737
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2019-05-20

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