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East and West: worlds apart in cataract surgery

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 27 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:260
  1. Mohammad T Masoud (, senior house officer, ophthalmology
  1. 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 …

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