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Title: Ocular Onchocerciasis in the Yanomami Communities from Brazilian Amazon: Effects on Intraocular Pressure
Authors: Herzog Neto, Guilherme
Jaegger, Karen
Nascimento, Erika S. do
Silva, Verônica Marchon
Banic, Dalma M.
Maia-Herzog, Marilza
Affilliation: Universidade Federal Fluminense. Serviço de Oftalmologia. Niterói, RJ, Brasil.
Universidade Federal Fluminense. Serviço de Oftalmologia. Niterói, RJ, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Referência Nacional de Simulídeos e Oncocercose. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Referência Nacional de Simulídeos e Oncocercose. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Referência Nacional de Simulídeos e Oncocercose. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Referência Nacional de Simulídeos e Oncocercose. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Abstract: To determine the influence of onchocercal eye disease on the intraocular pressure of the Yanomami Tribe Aratha-u´ of Roraima State, Brazil, considered endemic for onchocerciasis, a total of 86 patients were submitted to an ophthalmologic exam that included external examination, slit lamp examination, intraocular pressure measurement, and a fundus ophthalmoscope examination. A high prevalence of onchocerciasis-related eye lesions was encountered in 68.6% of the patients. Punctate keratitis and microfilariae in the anterior chamber were found in ~28%. The mean of intraocular eye pressure found was 10.47 mm of Hg.
Keywords: Ocular Onchocerciasis
Intraocular Pressure
Brazilian Amazon
Yanomami Communities
keywords: Brasil
Amazônia
Comunidade Yanomani
DeCS: Oncocercose Ocular
Pressão Intraocular
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Citation: HERZOG NETO, Guilherme et al. Ocular Onchocerciasis in the Yanomami Communities from Brazilian Amazon: Effects on Intraocular Pressure. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., v.90, n.1, p.96–98, 2014.
DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.13-0357
ISSN: 0002-9637
Copyright: open access
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