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Rapid assessment of avoidable blindness and diabetic retinopathy in people aged 50 years and older in the National Capital District of Papua New Guinea
  1. Anthea Burnett1,2,
  2. Ling Lee1,2,
  3. Fabrizio D'Esposito3,
  4. Geoffrey Wabulembo4,
  5. Anaseini Cama5,
  6. Georgia Guldan6,
  7. Marleen Nelisse7,
  8. Samuel Peter Koim8,
  9. Drew Keys1,8,9,10,
  10. Alison J Poffley1,
  11. Hans Limburg11,
  12. Jambi Garap8,10
  1. 1 Brien Holden Vision Institute, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  2. 2 School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  3. 3 Fred Hollows Foundation, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  4. 4 CBM, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  5. 5 Pacific Trachoma Initiative, The Fred Hollows Foundation, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  6. 6 School of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  7. 7 Fred Hollows Foundation, Auckland, New Zealand
  8. 8 PNG Eye Care, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  9. 9 International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, London, UK
  10. 10 National Prevention of Blindness Committee, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  11. 11 Health Information Services, Grootebroek, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Dr Anthea Burnett, Brien Holden Vision Institute, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia; a.burnett{at}brienholdenvision.org

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  • Contributors AB, LL, FD, GW, AC, MN, SPK, DK, HL and JG designed and conducted the survey. AB, LL, FD and HL analysed the data. LL, FD, AP, HL and AB prepared the manuscript. All authors edited and reviewed the manuscript, and agree with the final version of the manuscript and agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work.

  • Funding Supported by the Fred Hollows Foundation, Sydney, Australia.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Ethics approval Ethical approval for the study was obtained from the University of New South Wales Human Research Ethics Committee (HC16804), and the Government of PNG Medical Research Advisory Committee (MRAC No.16.35).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors AB, LL, FD, GW, AC, MN, SPK, DK, HL and JG designed and conducted the survey. AB, LL, FD and HL analysed the data. LL, FD, AP, HL and AB prepared the manuscript. All authors edited and reviewed the manuscript, and agree with the final version of the manuscript and agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work.

  • Funding Supported by the Fred Hollows Foundation, Sydney, Australia.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Ethics approval Ethical approval for the study was obtained from the University of New South Wales Human Research Ethics Committee (HC16804), and the Government of PNG Medical Research Advisory Committee (MRAC No.16.35).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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