Sheila West

Summary

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Risk factors for ocular infection with Chlamydia trachomatis in children 6 months following mass treatment in Tanzania
    Luis Carlos Cajas-Monson
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e978. 2011
  2. pmc Azithromycin mass treatment for trachoma control: risk factors for non-participation of children in two treatment rounds
    Elizabeth N Ssemanda
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1576. 2012
  3. pmc Field evaluation of the Cepheid GeneXpert Chlamydia trachomatis assay for detection of infection in a trachoma endemic community in Tanzania
    Alexander Jenson
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e2265. 2013
  4. pmc Is household air pollution a risk factor for eye disease?
    Sheila K West
    Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:5378-98. 2013
  5. pmc A randomized trial of two coverage targets for mass treatment with azithromycin for trachoma
    Sheila K West
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e2415. 2013
  6. pmc Trends in weekly reported net use by children during and after rainy season in central Tanzania
    Hannah Koenker
    Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Malar J 11:218. 2012
  7. pmc Three-year outcomes of the surgery for trichiasis, antibiotics to prevent recurrence trial
    Fasika Woreta
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, 600 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 130:427-31. 2012
  8. pmc Human saliva as a source of anti-malarial antibodies to examine population exposure to Plasmodium falciparum
    Patricia Tabernero Estévez
    Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Malar J 10:104. 2011
  9. pmc Diagnostic challenges of early Lyme disease: lessons from a community case series
    John Aucott
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 9:79. 2009
  10. pmc Gender equity and trichiasis surgery in the Vietnam and Tanzania national trachoma control programmes
    S West
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Br J Ophthalmol 88:1368-71. 2004

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Publications107 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Risk factors for ocular infection with Chlamydia trachomatis in children 6 months following mass treatment in Tanzania
    Luis Carlos Cajas-Monson
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e978. 2011
    ..High coverage is essential, especially in children as they are the infectious reservoir. However, infection remains post-mass treatment. We sought to determine risk factors for infection in children post-mass treatment...
  2. pmc Azithromycin mass treatment for trachoma control: risk factors for non-participation of children in two treatment rounds
    Elizabeth N Ssemanda
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1576. 2012
    ..We examined risk factors for households with at least one child who did not participate in two MDAs compared to households where all children participated in both MDAs...
  3. pmc Field evaluation of the Cepheid GeneXpert Chlamydia trachomatis assay for detection of infection in a trachoma endemic community in Tanzania
    Alexander Jenson
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e2265. 2013
    ..To determine the sensitivity, specificity, and field utility of the Cepheid GeneXpert Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) Assay (GeneXpert) for ocular chlamydia infection compared to Roche Amplicor CT assay (Amplicor)...
  4. pmc Is household air pollution a risk factor for eye disease?
    Sheila K West
    Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:5378-98. 2013
    ..Further research on this environmental risk factor for eye diseases is warranted. ..
  5. pmc A randomized trial of two coverage targets for mass treatment with azithromycin for trachoma
    Sheila K West
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e2415. 2013
    ..However, the additional value of higher coverage targeted at children with multiple rounds is unknown...
  6. pmc Trends in weekly reported net use by children during and after rainy season in central Tanzania
    Hannah Koenker
    Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Malar J 11:218. 2012
    ..Prioritizing young children for net use is important to achieve mortality reductions, particularly during transmission seasons...
  7. pmc Three-year outcomes of the surgery for trichiasis, antibiotics to prevent recurrence trial
    Fasika Woreta
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, 600 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 130:427-31. 2012
    ..To determine whether treatment with oral azithromycin compared with topical tetracycline reduces the recurrence of trichiasis for up to 3 years following surgery for trichiasis...
  8. pmc Human saliva as a source of anti-malarial antibodies to examine population exposure to Plasmodium falciparum
    Patricia Tabernero Estévez
    Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Malar J 10:104. 2011
    ..In this study, antibodies to Plasmodium falciparum merozoite antigens were compared between blood and saliva samples from the same individuals in unlinked surveys conducted in Tanzania and The Gambia...
  9. pmc Diagnostic challenges of early Lyme disease: lessons from a community case series
    John Aucott
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 9:79. 2009
    ..When the characteristic rash, erythema migrans, is not recognized and treated, delayed manifestations of disseminated infection may occur. The accuracy of diagnosis and treatment of early Lyme disease in the community is unknown...
  10. pmc Gender equity and trichiasis surgery in the Vietnam and Tanzania national trachoma control programmes
    S West
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Br J Ophthalmol 88:1368-71. 2004
    ..To calculate the gender distribution of trichiasis cases in trachoma communities in Vietnam and Tanzania, and the gender distribution of surgical cases, to determine if women are using surgical services proportional to their needs...
  11. doi request reprint Prevalence of pterygium in Latinos: Proyecto VER
    S West
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Br J Ophthalmol 93:1287-90. 2009
    ..Pterygium is a common corneal eye condition that can be disfiguring and may require surgery to avoid loss of vision. There are no population-based data on the prevalence or on risk factors among Latinos...
  12. ncbi request reprint Looking forward to 20/20: a focus on the epidemiology of eye diseases
    S K West
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287 9019, USA
    Epidemiol Rev 22:64-70. 2000
    ..Future epidemiologic research will continue to require a concerted, sustained, and multidisciplinary effort in order to contribute to the vision research agenda in the next century...
  13. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of cataract: accomplishments over 25 years and future directions
    Sheila West
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 14:173-8. 2007
    ..From a public health standpoint, research that can identify ways to delay onset or progression, or achieve the holy grail of prevention of cataract, should remain a leading priority...
  14. ncbi request reprint Trachoma and ocular Chlamydia trachomatis were not eliminated three years after two rounds of mass treatment in a trachoma hyperendemic village
    Sheila K West
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, JHU Hospital, 600 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 48:1492-7. 2007
    ..The rates of active trachoma and infection with C. trachomatis were determined in a community 3.5 years after two rounds of mass treatment with azithromycin...
  15. ncbi request reprint Single-dose azithromycin prevents trichiasis recurrence following surgery: randomized trial in Ethiopia
    Sheila K West
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute and Department of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 124:309-14. 2006
    ..Trichiasis recurrence following surgery is a serious problem for trachoma programs...
  16. ncbi request reprint Model of risk of cortical cataract in the US population with exposure to increased ultraviolet radiation due to stratospheric ozone depletion
    Sheila K West
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:1080-8. 2005
    ..Because of the high prevalence of cataract in older persons, at a 2003 cost of 3,370 dollars per cataract operation, this increase could represent an excess cost of 563 million dollars to 2.8 billion dollars...
  17. ncbi request reprint Infection with Chlamydia trachomatis after mass treatment of a trachoma hyperendemic community in Tanzania: a longitudinal study
    Sheila K West
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Lancet 366:1296-300. 2005
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  18. ncbi request reprint Compensatory strategy use identifies risk of incident disability for the visually impaired
    Sheila K West
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology and Lions Low Vision Center, Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins University, 600 N Wolfe Street, Rm 129, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 123:1242-7. 2005
    ..Use of compensatory strategies may be a marker for preclinical disability...
  19. ncbi request reprint Trachoma: new assault on an ancient disease
    Sheila K West
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Wilmer Room 129, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Prog Retin Eye Res 23:381-401. 2004
    ..While ongoing research to support the knowledge base for SAFE must continue to be a priority, the full implementation of SAFE is the best hope for countries to reduce the global burden of blindness from this preventable cause...
  20. pmc Older drivers and failure to stop at red lights
    Sheila K West
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 2105, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:179-83. 2010
    ..We determined the rate of running red traffic lights among older drivers and the relationship of failure to stop to measures of vision and cognition...
  21. ncbi request reprint How does visual impairment affect performance on tasks of everyday life? The SEE Project. Salisbury Eye Evaluation
    Sheila K West
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 120:774-80. 2002
    ..To determine the association between performance on selected tasks of everyday life and impairment in visual acuity and contrast sensitivity...
  22. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for Type II diabetes and diabetic retinopathy in a mexican-american population: Proyecto VER
    Sheila K West
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 134:390-8. 2002
    ..Risk factors for type II diabetes and diabetic retinopathy were determined in a population-based study of Mexican-Americans...
  23. doi request reprint Trachoma and antibiotic use: the 'A' in SAFE
    Sheila West
    Wilmer RM 129, Johns Hopkins University, 600 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 10:75-83. 2012
    ..The antibiotics used, the effectiveness of this approach, and the challenges of antibiotic treatment of communities are discussed, concluding with a view towards the elimination of trachoma in the future...
  24. pmc Do infants increase the risk of re-emergent infection in households after mass drug administration for trachoma?
    Sheila K West
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21287 9019, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 52:6040-2. 2011
    ..The authors sought to determine whether infants aged <6 months are a source of re-emergent infection in their families after mass treatment in trachoma-endemic communities...
  25. pmc Number of years of annual mass treatment with azithromycin needed to control trachoma in hyper-endemic communities in Tanzania
    Sheila K West
    Department of Opthalmology, Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Infect Dis 204:268-73. 2011
    ..We determined the prevalence of trachoma and infection with Chlamydia trachomatis in communities after 3-7 years of annual mass treatment in Tanzania...
  26. ncbi request reprint Intensive insecticide spraying for fly control after mass antibiotic treatment for trachoma in a hyperendemic setting: a randomised trial
    Sheila K West
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Lancet 368:596-600. 2006
    ..We sought to determine whether insecticide spray intervention after mass antibiotic treatment could reduce trachoma and ocular infection with Chlamydia trachomatis in hyperendemic neighbourhoods in Tanzania...
  27. pmc Change in function and spectacle-use 2 months after providing presbyopic spectacles in rural Tanzania
    Ilesh Patel
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Br J Ophthalmol 94:685-9. 2010
    ..To examine near vision spectacle retention and use, and changes in self-reported and performance-based near vision, 2 months after the provision of near vision spectacles...
  28. ncbi request reprint Blinding trachoma: prevention with the safe strategy
    Sheila K West
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 69:18-23. 2003
    ..In the current climate of significant political and social momentum for trachoma control, the SAFE strategy is a safe bet to accomplish the elimination of blinding trachoma...
  29. doi request reprint Effect of trichiasis surgery on visual acuity outcomes in Ethiopia
    Tinsay A Woreta
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 127:1505-10. 2009
    ..To determine the effect of trichiasis surgery on visual acuity...
  30. ncbi request reprint Population-based study of presbyopia in rural Tanzania
    Andrew G Burke
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Ophthalmology 113:723-7. 2006
    ..To determine the prevalence of presbyopia in a rural African population...
  31. ncbi request reprint Surgery for Trichiasis, Antibiotics to prevent Recurrence (STAR) Clinical Trial methodology
    Emily S West
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 12:279-86. 2005
    ..The primary outcome is trichiasis recurrence at one-year. Data from this trial will be critical in helping to determine future policy on antibiotic treatment for C. trachomatis following surgery...
  32. ncbi request reprint Azithromycin prevents recurrence of severe trichiasis following trichiasis surgery: STAR trial
    Sheila West
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 14:273-7. 2007
    ..This randomized, clinical trial determined if treating trichiasis surgical patients with oral azithromycin compared to usual care (topical tetracycline) resulted in a reduction in severe recurrence of trichiasis to one year...
  33. doi request reprint Mass distribution of azithromycin for trachoma control is associated with short-term reduction in risk of acute lower respiratory infection in young children
    Christian L Coles
    Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 31:341-6. 2012
    ..We evaluated the effect of a single mass distribution of azithromycin for trachoma on the risk of acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) during a 6-month period among young children living in 8 communities in rural Tanzania...
  34. pmc Urban and rural differences in older drivers' failure to stop at stop signs
    Lisa Keay
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, United States
    Accid Anal Prev 41:995-1000. 2009
    ..In this cohort failure to stop at stop signs was not explained by poor vision or cognition. Conversely in urban areas, those who have visual field loss appear to be more cautious at stop signs...
  35. doi request reprint Mass distribution of azithromycin for trachoma control is associated with increased risk of azithromycin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae carriage in young children 6 months after treatment
    Christian L Coles
    Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 N Wolfe St, Rm W5009, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 56:1519-26. 2013
    ..Emerging evidence suggests that the mass distribution of azithromycin for trachoma control (MDA) may increase circulation of macrolide resistance in bacteria associated with severe pediatric infections in treated communities...
  36. doi request reprint Racial differences in lens opacity incidence and progression: the Salisbury Eye Evaluation (SEE) study
    Philip Storey
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 54:3010-8. 2013
    ..To evaluate racial differences in nuclear and cortical lens opacity incidence and progression over a 2-year period in an older American population...
  37. pmc Familial aggregation of hyperopia in an elderly population of siblings in Salisbury, Maryland
    Robert Wojciechowski
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Ophthalmology 112:78-83. 2005
    ..To determine whether hyperopia aggregates in families in an older mixed-race population...
  38. doi request reprint Design and baseline data of a randomized trial to evaluate coverage and frequency of mass treatment with azithromycin: the Partnership for Rapid Elimination of Trachoma (PRET) in Tanzania and The Gambia
    Dianne Stare
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 18:20-9. 2011
    ..The studies presented here evaluate the impact of coverage level and frequency of mass treatment with single dose azithromycin on trachoma and ocular C. trachomatis infection...
  39. pmc Age, sex, and cohort effects in a longitudinal study of trachomatous scarring
    Meraf A Wolle
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 50:592-6. 2009
    ..To determine the 5-year incidence rate of scarring, and associated factors, in the population of Maindi, Tanzania...
  40. ncbi request reprint Impact of presbyopia on quality of life in a rural African setting
    Ilesh Patel
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Ophthalmology 113:728-34. 2006
    ..To determine the impact of uncorrected presbyopia on quality of life in rural Tanzania...
  41. ncbi request reprint Glaucoma and mobility performance: the Salisbury Eye Evaluation Project
    David S Friedman
    Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USAaryland
    Ophthalmology 114:2232-7. 2007
    ..To determine the impact of glaucoma on mobility in a population-based cohort...
  42. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for postsurgical trichiasis recurrence in a trachoma-endemic area
    Emily S West
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 46:447-53. 2005
    ..The World Health Organization recommends trichiasis surgery to prevent blindness caused by trachoma; however, recurrence is common. Risk factors for recurrence have not been widely studied, particularly in trachoma hyperendemic areas...
  43. ncbi request reprint Glaucoma and quality of life: the Salisbury Eye Evaluation
    Ellen E Freeman
    Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Ophthalmology 115:233-8. 2008
    ..To examine whether glaucoma status or measures of visual function affected by glaucoma are associated with self-reported difficulty with vision-intensive tasks in a population-based study...
  44. ncbi request reprint Measures of visual function and percentage of preferred walking speed in older adults: the Salisbury Eye Evaluation Project
    Ilesh Patel
    Department of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 47:65-71. 2006
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint The impact of visual impairment and eye disease on vision-related quality of life in a Mexican-American population: proyecto VER
    Aimee Teo Broman
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 43:3393-8. 2002
    ....
  46. pmc Estimating the rate of progressive visual field damage in those with open-angle glaucoma, from cross-sectional data
    Aimee Teo Broman
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology and the Glaucoma Service, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 49:66-76. 2008
    ..To estimate the rate of visual field progression in open-angle glaucoma (OAG) subjects, by using data from population-based cross-sectional studies...
  47. ncbi request reprint Cognitive and vision loss affects the topography of the attentional visual field
    Shirin E Hassan
    Lions Vision Center, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School ofMedicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 49:4672-8. 2008
    ..The purposes of this study were to describe the AVF in a large sample of older drivers and identify demographic, cognitive, and vision factors associated with AVF performance and shape...
  48. pmc Household willingness to pay for azithromycin treatment for trachoma control in the United Republic of Tanzania
    Kevin D Frick
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, 624 N Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205 1901, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 81:101-7. 2003
    ..We tested for relationships between socioeconomic status, risk of trachoma, perceptions of the effects of azithromycin, and the household willingness to pay for future mass treatment with azithromycin...
  49. ncbi request reprint Incidence and progression of lens opacities: effect of hormone replacement therapy and reproductive factors
    Ellen E Freeman
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Epidemiology 15:451-7. 2004
    ..We explored the associations of HRT and reproductive factors with the incidence and progression of lens opacities over a 2-year period...
  50. ncbi request reprint Pooling ocular swab specimens from Tanzania for testing by Roche Amplicor and Aptima Combo 2 assays for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis: accuracy and cost-savings
    Laura Dize
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA Electronic address
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 77:289-91. 2013
    ..Pooling would be an accurate method and has thus far resulted in a cost-savings of 62.2%. ..
  51. pmc Comparison of the Abbott m2000 RealTime CT assay and the Cepheid GeneXpert CT/NG assay to the Roche Amplicor CT assay for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in ocular samples from Tanzania
    Laura Dize
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 51:1611-3. 2013
    ..46% (95% CI, 95.2% to 99.2%); GeneXpert sensitivity was 100% (95% CI, 90% to 100%), and specificity was 100% (95% CI, 98.1% to 100%). The m2000 and GeneXpert assays appear to perform as well as the Amplicor assay...
  52. pmc Association of mass treatment with azithromycin in trachoma-endemic communities with short-term reduced risk of diarrhea in young children
    Christian L Coles
    Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 85:691-6. 2011
    ..By the 3-6-month period, diarrhea incidence was comparable between groups. Thus, MDA was associated with a short-term reduction in diarrheal morbidity in children...
  53. pmc The differential effect of ultraviolet light exposure on cataract rate across regions of the lens
    Alison G Abraham
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 51:3919-23. 2010
    ..Further, it has been hypothesized that the lower nasal region of the lens is the most susceptible to damage by environmental ultraviolet light exposure...
  54. ncbi request reprint Racial variations in causes of vision loss in nursing homes: The Salisbury Eye Evaluation in Nursing Home Groups (SEEING) Study
    David S Friedman
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 122:1019-24. 2004
    ..To determine the prevalence and causes of low vision in a large sample of nursing home residents...
  55. ncbi request reprint Mass treatment and the effect on the load of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in a trachoma-hyperendemic community
    Emily S West
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 46:83-7. 2005
    ..Trachoma remains a leading cause of blindness. Determining the most effective antibiotic treatment strategy is essential for the success of country-based trachoma control programs...
  56. ncbi request reprint Chlamydial positivity of nasal discharge at baseline is associated with ocular chlamydial positivity 2 months following azithromycin treatment
    Emily West Gower
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, 116 Wilmer Building, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 600 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 47:4767-71. 2006
    ..Routes of transmission remain unclear. In this study, the relationship between Chlamydia trachomatis Amplicor-positive nasal discharge and Amplicor-positive ocular swabs was investigated (Amplicor; Roche, Indianapolis, IN)...
  57. pmc Heritability of refractive error and familial aggregation of myopia in an elderly American population
    Robert Wojciechowski
    Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 46:1588-92. 2005
    ..To determine the heritability of refractive error and the familial aggregation of myopia in an older population...
  58. pmc Determinants and heritability of intraocular pressure and cup-to-disc ratio in a defined older population
    Ta C Chang
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Ophthalmology 112:1186-91. 2005
    ..To investigate the heritability of intraocular pressure (IOP) and cup-to-disc ratio (CDR) in an older well-defined population...
  59. ncbi request reprint Measures of visual function and time to driving cessation in older adults
    Ellen E Freeman
    Department of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Optom Vis Sci 82:765-73. 2005
    ..It is important to identify the types of visual function loss that lead to driving cessation to better understand the relationship between vision and driving...
  60. ncbi request reprint Cataract and barriers to cataract surgery in a US Hispanic population: Proyecto VER
    Aimee Teo Broman
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 600 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 123:1231-6. 2005
    ..To report the prevalence of visually significant cataract and cataract surgery and to determine demographic and socioeconomic factors that influence use of cataract surgery in a US Hispanic population...
  61. ncbi request reprint Measures of visual function and their association with driving modification in older adults
    Ellen E Freeman
    Department of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 47:514-20. 2006
    ..This project identifies what types of visual function loss are associated with subsequent driving modifications...
  62. ncbi request reprint Assessment of ocular exposure to visible light for population studies
    Donald D Duncan
    Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, USA
    Dev Ophthalmol 35:76-92. 2002
    ..These data provide the basis for characterizing lifetime exposure for the general population and should permit exploration of the relationship between eye disease and cumulative ocular exposure to visible light...
  63. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of cataract and pseudophakia/aphakia among adults in the United States
    Nathan Congdon
    Wilmer Eye Institute, Wilmer 120, 600 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 122:487-94. 2004
    ..To determine the prevalence of cataract and pseudophakia/aphakia in the United States and to project the expected change in these prevalence figures by 2020...
  64. doi request reprint Randomized trial of high dose azithromycin compared to standard dosing for children with severe trachoma in Tanzania
    J Peter Campbell
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, 600 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 16:175-80. 2009
    ..We compared the C. trachomatis infection rates at six weeks post-treatment of children randomized to 30 mg/kg single dose of azithromycin versus 20 mg/kg single dose of azithromycin...
  65. ncbi request reprint The association between myopia and various subtypes of lens opacity: SEE (Salisbury Eye Evaluation) project
    Margaret A Chang
    Wilmer Eye Institute and the Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Ophthalmology 112:1395-401. 2005
    ..To establish the relationship between myopia and lens opacity...
  66. ncbi request reprint Grating visual acuity using the preferential-looking method in elderly nursing home residents
    David S Friedman
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 43:2572-8. 2002
    ..To assess the performance of two approaches to visual acuity testing in a group of nursing home residents with cognitive impairment. The study was a cross-sectional comparison of the effectiveness of two tests of visual acuity...
  67. doi request reprint Constant ocular infection with Chlamydia trachomatis predicts risk of scarring in children in Tanzania
    Meraf A Wolle
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Ophthalmology 116:243-7. 2009
    ..We propose to determine the 5-year incidence of scarring in children with a history of constant severe trachoma, constant infection, or both compared with children who had a history of neither...
  68. ncbi request reprint Poor uptake of cataract surgery in nursing home residents: the Salisbury Eye Evaluation in Nursing Home Groups study
    David S Friedman
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, The Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 123:1581-7. 2005
    ..To compare the uptake of cataract surgery in nursing homes in which assistance was provided in obtaining services with that in control homes...
  69. pmc Driving status and risk of entry into long-term care in older adults
    Ellen E Freeman
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1254-9. 2006
    ..We assessed whether not driving is an independent risk factor for entering long-term care (LTC) institutions...
  70. pmc Prevalence and density-related concordance of three diagnostic tests for malaria in a region of Tanzania with hypoendemic malaria
    Stephen E Schachterle
    Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 49:3885-91. 2011
    ..falciparum parasite rate and parasite densities are highest. Real-time PCR is more sensitive and specific than RDT and microscopy in low-prevalence, low-parasite-density settings...
  71. ncbi request reprint Risk of vision loss in patients with cytomegalovirus retinitis and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
    John H Kempen
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 121:466-76. 2003
    ..To characterize the effect of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis and its treatment on visual acuity in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome...
  72. ncbi request reprint Divided visual attention as a predictor of bumping while walking: the Salisbury Eye Evaluation
    Aimee Teo Broman
    Department of Ophthalmology, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 45:2955-60. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the association between bumping while walking and divided visual attention, as measured by the useful field of view (UFOV)...
  73. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of age-related macular degeneration in a population-based sample of Hispanic people in Arizona: Proyecto VER
    Beatriz Munoz
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 123:1575-80. 2005
    ..To report the prevalence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in a population-based sample of Hispanic individuals aged 50 years and older...
  74. ncbi request reprint Mortality risk for patients with cytomegalovirus retinitis and acquired immune deficiency syndrome
    John H Kempen
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 37:1365-73. 2003
    ....
  75. pmc Cortical, but not posterior subcapsular, cataract shows significant familial aggregation in an older population after adjustment for possible shared environmental factors
    Nathan Congdon
    The Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Ophthalmology 112:73-7. 2005
    ..To quantify the risk for age-related cortical cataract and posterior subcapsular cataract (PSC) associated with having an affected sibling after adjusting for known environmental and personal risk factors...
  76. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic dosage in trachoma control programs: height as a surrogate for weight in children
    Beatriz Munoz
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 44:1464-9. 2003
    ..The purposes of this study were to determine whether an accurate dose could be determined by using height as a surrogate for weight and whether a single model of height-based dosage would be applicable in more than one setting...
  77. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of visual impairment interventions for nursing home residents: study design, baseline characteristics and visual loss
    Sheila K West
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 600 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 10:193-209. 2003
    ..In this paper, we present the baseline characteristics of our sample within the nursing homes...
  78. pmc Poor sense of direction is associated with constricted driving space in older drivers
    Kathleen A Turano
    Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 North Wolfe Street, Wilmer Room 129, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:348-55. 2009
    ..The SBSOD score also showed a significant association with women's self-reported driving restriction. The findings emphasize the need to explore the role of psychological factors, and include gender, in driving studies and models...
  79. ncbi request reprint Visual field loss increases the risk of falls in older adults: the Salisbury eye evaluation
    Ellen E Freeman
    Department of Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 48:4445-50. 2007
    ..Falls are a serious and preventable problem in older adults. Impaired vision has been linked to risk of falls; however, the impact of deficits in specific components of vision on the risk of falls is not well known...
  80. ncbi request reprint Incidence of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis in second eyes of patients with the acquired immune deficiency syndrome and unilateral CMV retinitis
    John H Kempen
    Department of Ophthalmology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 550 North Broadway, Suite 700, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 139:1028-34. 2005
    ..To evaluate the risk and risk factors for developing cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis in previously uninvolved second eyes among patients with unilateral CMV retinitis...
  81. doi request reprint Racial differences and other risk factors for incidence and progression of age-related macular degeneration: Salisbury Eye Evaluation (SEE) Project
    Margaret A Chang
    Retina Division and Dana Center for Preventative Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 49:2395-402. 2008
    ..To evaluate risk factors for the incidence and progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in a racially heterogeneous, geriatric population...
  82. ncbi request reprint Pattern of recurrence of trachomatous trichiasis after surgery surgical technique as an explanation
    Shannath L Merbs
    Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Ophthalmology 112:705-9. 2005
    ..To evaluate the pattern of recurrence of trachomatous trichiasis (TT) after bilamellar tarsal rotation surgery for trachoma...
  83. doi request reprint Racial differences in the prevalence of age-related macular degeneration: the Salisbury Eye Evaluation (SEE) Project
    Susan B Bressler
    The Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 600 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21287 9228, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 126:241-5. 2008
    ..To determine differences in the prevalence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and its fundus manifestations in a population-based sample of older black and white Americans...
  84. ncbi request reprint Visual acuity change and mortality in older adults
    Ellen E Freeman
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 46:4040-5. 2005
    ..The goals of this study are to determine whether visual acuity loss increases the risk of dying and to examine whether depressive symptoms act as a mediator in this relationship...
  85. doi request reprint Issues in defining and measuring facial cleanliness for national trachoma control programs
    Rachel Zack
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Room 129, Johns Hopkins University, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 102:426-31. 2008
    ..Additionally, behavior change programs in these districts in Tanzania should especially target families without tin roofs or latrines...
  86. pmc Knowledge of diabetic eye disease and vision care guidelines among Hispanic individuals in Baltimore with and without diabetes
    Beatriz Munoz
    Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, 600 N Wolfe St, Room 118, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 126:968-74. 2008
    ..To determine gaps in knowledge and barriers to care for diabetic eye disease in Hispanic individuals in Baltimore, Maryland...
  87. doi request reprint Motion-detection threshold and measures of balance in older adults: the SEE Project
    Ellen E Freeman
    Department of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 49:5257-63. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to identify the visual factors associated with various levels of balance ability in a population-based study of older adults...
  88. ncbi request reprint Hormone replacement therapy, reproductive factors, and age-related macular degeneration: the Salisbury Eye Evaluation Project
    Ellen E Freeman
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 12:37-45. 2005
    ..To evaluate a potential relationship between hormone replacement therapy (HRT), reproductive factors and age-related macular degeneration (AMD)...
  89. pmc Visual and cognitive deficits predict stopping or restricting driving: the Salisbury Eye Evaluation Driving Study (SEEDS)
    Lisa Keay
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 50:107-13. 2009
    ..To determine the visual and other factors that predict stopping or restricting driving in older drivers...
  90. pmc Driving cessation and driving limitation in glaucoma: the Salisbury Eye Evaluation Project
    Pradeep Y Ramulu
    Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Ophthalmology 116:1846-53. 2009
    ..To determine if glaucoma is associated with driving limitation or cessation...
  91. pmc The impact of fish and shellfish consumption on age-related macular degeneration
    Bonnielin K Swenor
    Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Ophthalmology 117:2395-401. 2010
    ..To determine the relationship between fish and shellfish consumption and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) status in the Salisbury Eye Evaluation (SEE) Study participants...
  92. pmc A cross-sectional survey of water and clean faces in trachoma endemic communities in Tanzania
    Morgan Rog
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:495. 2011
    ..We aimed to assess the household and personal factors that affected water use and face washing practices in Kongwa, Tanzania...
  93. pmc Computer-aided assessment of diagnostic images for epidemiological research
    Alison G Abraham
    Epidemiology Department, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 9:74. 2009
    ..However, these systems have not been well utilized in research settings to improve the measurement of clinical endpoints. Reductions in bias through their use could have important implications for etiologic research...
  94. ncbi request reprint Is there an association between cataract surgery and age-related macular degeneration? Data from three population-based studies
    Ellen E Freeman
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287 9019, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 135:849-56. 2003
    ..To determine whether cataract surgery is associated with an increased prevalence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in three independent population-based data sets...
  95. pmc Visual and cognitive predictors of performance on brake reaction test: Salisbury eye evaluation driving study
    Lei Zhang
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 14:216-22. 2007
    ..Our aim is to determine the visual, cognitive, and physical factors predicting BRS in a population sample of 1425 older drivers...
  96. ncbi request reprint Blindness, visual impairment and the problem of uncorrected refractive error in a Mexican-American population: Proyecto VER
    Beatriz Munoz
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 600 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 43:608-14. 2002
    ..To report the prevalence of blindness and visual impairment and the contribution of uncorrected refractive error to visual loss, in a population-based sample of Mexican Americans aged 40 and older...
  97. ncbi request reprint Causes of blindness and visual impairment in a population-based sample of U.S. Hispanics
    Jorge Rodriguez
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
    Ophthalmology 109:737-43. 2002
    ..To describe the causes of blindness and visual impairment in a population-based sample of Hispanics...
  98. ncbi request reprint Re-emergence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection after mass antibiotic treatment of a trachoma-endemic Gambian community: a longitudinal study
    Matthew J Burton
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 365:1321-8. 2005
    ..We measured the effect of mass treatment on the conjunctival burden of Chlamydia trachomatis in a Gambian community with low to medium trachoma prevalence and investigated the rate, route, and determinants of re-emergent infection...
  99. ncbi request reprint Spatial clustering of ocular chlamydial infection over time following treatment, among households in a village in Tanzania
    Aimee Teo Broman
    Department of Ophthalmology, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 47:99-104. 2006
    ....
  100. ncbi request reprint Which members of a community need antibiotics to control trachoma? Conjunctival Chlamydia trachomatis infection load in Gambian villages
    Matthew J Burton
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 44:4215-22. 2003
    ....
  101. ncbi request reprint Field evaluation of a rapid point-of-care assay for targeting antibiotic treatment for trachoma control: a comparative study
    Claude Edouard C Michel
    Diagnostics Development Unit, Department of Haematology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Lancet 367:1585-90. 2006
    ..Unfortunately, TF correlates poorly with C trachomatis infection. We sought to assess a newly developed point-of-care (POC) assay compared with presence of TF for guiding the use of antibiotics for trachoma control...

Research Grants21

  1. Cataract: Health Disparity for Older African-Americans
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..These data will advance the goal of reducing health disparity in visual disability from cataract among older African Americans. ..
  2. Who drives safely? Visual/cognitive predictors in Elders
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This study will provide critical data on the interactive role of vision, visual attention, and cognition in changing older persons driving behaviors, and the resulting effect on driver errors and risk of crashes. ..
  3. Who drives safely? Visual/cognitive predictors in Elders
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This study will provide critical data on the interactive role of vision, visual attention, and cognition in changing older persons driving behaviors, and the resulting effect on driver errors and risk of crashes. ..
  4. Yearly Mass Treatment C. Trachomatis: When Can We Stop?
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  5. Who drives safely? Visual/cognitive predictors in Elders
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This study will provide critical data on the interactive role of vision, visual attention, and cognition in changing older persons driving behaviors, and the resulting effect on driver errors and risk of crashes. ..
  6. Latino Eye Health: A Communication Strategy for Diabetes
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Improvements in eye care seeking behaviors should help in avoiding visual loss from diabetic retinopathy and macula edema, the leading causes of visual loss in the working age Latino population. ..
  7. Latino Eye Health: A Communication Strategy for Diabetes
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Improvements in eye care seeking behaviors should help in avoiding visual loss from diabetic retinopathy and macula edema, the leading causes of visual loss in the working age Latino population. ..
  8. Latino Eye Health: A Communication Strategy for Diabetes
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Improvements in eye care seeking behaviors should help in avoiding visual loss from diabetic retinopathy and macula edema, the leading causes of visual loss in the working age Latino population. ..
  9. Who drives safely? Visual/cognitive predictors in Elders
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This study will provide critical data on the interactive role of vision, visual attention, and cognition in changing older persons driving behaviors, and the resulting effect on driver errors and risk of crashes. ..
  10. Yearly Mass Treatment C. Trachomatis: When Can We Stop?
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  11. INTERVENTIONS FOR VISUAL LOSS IN NURSING HOME RESIDENTS
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..This trial will answer timely questions of the impact on the functional status of the most frail elderly of modest, potentially sustainable inputs into improving the appropriate utilization of eye care services. ..
  12. AMD AND RISK FACTORS IN A HISPANIC POPULATION
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Such data will advance our understanding of the magnitude of AMD in this ethnic group, and the way in which risk factors relate to AMD in different populations. ..
  13. Latino Eye Health: A Communication Strategy for Diabetes
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Improvements in eye care seeking behaviors should help in avoiding visual loss from diabetic retinopathy and macula edema, the leading causes of visual loss in the working age Latino population. ..
  14. Yearly Mass Treatment C. Trachomatis: When Can We Stop?
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  15. INTERVENTIONS FOR VISUAL LOSS IN NURSING HOME RESIDENTS
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..This trial will answer timely questions of the impact on the functional status of the most frail elderly of modest, potentially sustainable inputs into improving the appropriate utilization of eye care services. ..
  16. TRIAL OF ANTIBIOTICS TO REDUCE RECURRENT TRICHIASIS
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  17. AMD AND RISK FACTORS IN A HISPANIC POPULATION
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Such data will advance our understanding of the magnitude of AMD in this ethnic group, and the way in which risk factors relate to AMD in different populations. ..
  18. INTERVENTIONS FOR VISUAL LOSS IN NURSING HOME RESIDENTS
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..This trial will answer timely questions of the impact on the functional status of the most frail elderly of modest, potentially sustainable inputs into improving the appropriate utilization of eye care services. ..
  19. INTERVENTIONS FOR VISUAL LOSS IN NURSING HOME RESIDENTS
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..This trial will answer timely questions of the impact on the functional status of the most frail elderly of modest, potentially sustainable inputs into improving the appropriate utilization of eye care services. ..