Volume 2  Issue 2

Volume 2  Issue 2

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Research Article

Early Outcomes of External Dacryocystorhinostomy Done by an Orbit and Oculoplastic Fellow at the Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, India
André Omgbwa Eballé*, Usha Kim

Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) is the gold standard in the treatment of the nasolacrimal duct obstruction. Before 2014, there was no orbit and oculoplasty surgeon in Cameroon. We had had a fellowship in the training in that topic at Aravind Eye Hospital of Madurai in India from the 1rst of July to the 31rst of December 2013. We carry out a prospective descriptive and longitudinal study in the orbit and oculoplasty unit on our external DCR surgeries without silicone tubes done on adults patients with primary chronic lacrimal ducts obstructions.

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Research Article

Cost-Utility Analysis of Timolol for the Treatment for Open-Angle Glaucoma
Gary C. Brown, MD, MBA*, Joshua D. Stein, MD, MSc, Melissa M. Brown, MD, MBA, George L. Spaeth, MD, Richard P. Wilson, MD

An information system integrating patient perceptions to quantify patient preference-based comparative effectiveness, or patient value gain (improvement in quality-of-life and/or length-of-life) of interventions across medicine is highly desirable. It facilitates use of the highest quality drugs and other interventions. Concomitantly, identifying less expensive comparator interventions that confer the same or greater patient value can maximize the efficient use of scarce healthcare resources.

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