East and West: worlds apart in cataract surgeryBMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7561.260-a (Published 27 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:260
- Mohammad T Masoud (email@example.com), senior house officer, ophthalmology
- Stirling Royal Infirmary, Stirling FK8 2AU
EDITOR—Allen describes cataract and its management in the developed and developing worlds.1 Blindness due to cataract is a large problem in the mountainous northern parts of Pakistan, where I worked in the eye department at Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad, in the North West Frontier Province.
In a study conducted in the tribal areas of the province the prevalence of bilateral …