The Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium has published the following papers. We expect 50 further publications by the end of 2020.

Research Fellowships:

Development and Validation of a Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Modality Using a Hand-Held Nonmydriatic Digital Retinal Camera by Physician Graders at a Tertiary-Level Medical Clinic: Protocol for a Validation Study
Piyasena MMPN, Gudlavalleti VSM, Gilbert C, Yip JL, et al.
JMIR Res Protoc 2018;7(12): e10900

Systematic Review on Barriers and Facilitators for Access to Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Services in Different Income Settings
Piyasena MMPN, Murthy GVS, Yip JYL, Gilbert C, et al.
PLoS ONE. 2019;14(4): e0198979.

A Qualitative Study on Barriers and Enablers to Uptake of Diabetic Retinopathy Screening by People with Diabetes in the Western Province of Sri Lanka
Piyasena MMPN, Murthy GVS, Yip JYL, Gilbert C, et al
Trop Med Health 2019 May 47:34

Systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic accuracy of detection of any level of diabetic retinopathy using digital retinal imaging
Piyasena MMPN, Murthy GVS, Yip JYL, Gilbert C, Peto T, Gordon I, Hewage S, Kamalakannan S. Syst Rev. 2018 Nov 7;7(1):182.

Diagnostic Test Accuracy of Diabetic Retinopathy Screening by Physician Graders Using a Hand Held Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera at a Tertiary Level Medical Clinic
Piyasena MMPN, Yip JYL, MacLeod D, Kim M, Murthy GVS.
BMC-Ophthalmology. 2019;19(1):89

Process of adaptation, development and assessment of acceptability of a health educational intervention to improve referral uptake by people with diabetes in Sri Lanka
Piyasena MMPN, Zuurmond M, Yip JYL, Murthy GVS.
Submitted to BMC-Public Health. 2019; 19: 614

A situation analysis of diabetic eye care service delivery in health care institutions of the Western Province of Sri Lanka
Piyasena PN, Murthy GVS.
Ceylon Med J. 2017 Sep 30;62(3):205-206
Published as part of the author’s MSc studies during the PhD registration period

Bilateral Candida keratitis in an HIV patient with asymptomatic genitourinary candidiasis in Uganda
Simon Arunga, Teddy Kwaga, Astrid Leck, Victor H. Hu, Matthew J. Burton
Med Mycol Case Rep. 2018 Dec; 22: 14–17.
Published online 2018 Jul 17. doi: 10.1016/j.mmcr.2018.07.007

Emergency management: microbial keratitis
Simon Arunga and Matthew Burton
Community Eye Health. 2018; 31(103): 66–67.

How to make fluorescein strips
Gilbert Arinda and Simon Arunga
Community Eye Health. 2018; 31(103): 67.

Delay Along the Care Seeking Journey of Patients with Microbial Keratitis in Uganda
Simon Arunga, Guyguy M. Kintoki, Stephen Gichuhi, John Onyango, Rob Newton, Astrid Leck, David Macleod, Victor H. Hu & Matthew J. Burton
Published online 15 May 2019 Ophthalmic Epidemiology

Traditional eye medicine use in microbial keratitis in Uganda: a mixed methods study
Arunga S, Asiimwe A, Apio Olet E et al.
Wellcome Open Res 2019, 4:89

Predictors of uptake of eye examination in people living with diabetes mellitus in three counties of Kenya
Nyawira Mwangi, David Macleod, Stephen Gichuhi, L Muthami, Consuela Moorman, Cova Bascaran, Allen Foster
Tropical Medicine and Health 2017 45:41

Clinical guidelines for diabetic retinopathy in Kenya: an executive summary of the recommendations
Nyawira Mwangi, Muchai Gachago, Michael Gichangi, Stephen Gichuhi et al
Ophthalmol East Cent & S Afr. 2017

Adapting Clinical Practice Guidelines for Diabetic Retinopathy in Kenya: process and outputs
Nyawira Mwangi, Muchai Gachago, Michael Gichangi, Stephen Gichuhi et al
Implementation Science 2018 13:81

Guidelines for Screening and Management of Diabetic Retinopathy
Nyawira Mwangi
National guidelines for Kenya produced in 2017 as part of research project

Smartphone-based screening for visual impairment in Kenyan school children: a cluster randomised controlled trial
Hillary K Rono, Andrew Bastawrous, David Macleod, Emmanuel Wanjala et al
The Lancet Global Health 6(8):e924-e932 · August 2018

Strengths, challenges and opportunities of implementing primary eye care in Nigeria
Aghaji AE, Gilbert C, Ihebuzor N, et al
BMJ Global Health 2018;3:e000846.

Dual sensory impairment in special schools in South-Eastern Nigeria.
Aghaji A E, Bowman R, Ofoegbu V C, Smith A.
Arch Dis Child doi:10.1136/archdischild-2016-311285

Inequitable coverage of vitamin A supplementation in Nigeria and implications for childhood blindness
Aghaji A E, Duke R E, Aghaji U C W
BMC Public Health 2019 19:282

Red reflex examination in reproductive and child health clinics for early detection of paediatric cataract and ocular media disorders: evidence from Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Furahini G. Mndeme, Evarista Mgaya, Louise Allen, Richard Bowman
JAAPOS August 2018 Volume 22, Issue 4, Page e4

Effect of visual support strategies on the quality of life of children with cerebral palsy and cerebral visual impairment / perceptual visual dysfunction in Nigeria: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
Duke R, Eyong K, Burton K, MacLeod D, Dutton GN, Gilbert C, Bowman R.
Trials. 2019 Jul 10;20(1):417. doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3527-9.

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