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Research Article

Surgery Versus Epilation for the Treatment of Minor Trichiasis in Ethiopia: A Randomised Controlled Noninferiority Trial

  • Saul N. Rajak,

    Affiliation: The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Esmael Habtamu,

    Affiliation: The Carter Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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  • Helen A. Weiss,

    Affiliation: The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Amir Bedri Kello,

    Affiliation: Light For The World, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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  • Teshome Gebre,

    Affiliation: The Carter Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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  • Asrat Genet,

    Affiliation: The Amhara Regional Health Bureau, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

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  • Robin L. Bailey,

    Affiliation: The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • David C. W. Mabey,

    Affiliation: The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Peng T. Khaw,

    Affiliation: NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and UCL Partners AHSC, London, United Kingdom

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  • Clare E. Gilbert,

    Affiliation: The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Paul M. Emerson,

    Affiliation: The Carter Center, Atlanta, United States of America

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  • Matthew J. Burton mail

    matthew.burton@lshtm.ac.uk

    Affiliations: The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and UCL Partners AHSC, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: December 13, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001136

About the Authors

Saul N. Rajak, Helen A. Weiss, Robin L. Bailey, David C. W. Mabey, Clare E. Gilbert, Matthew J. Burton
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Esmael Habtamu, Teshome Gebre
The Carter Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Amir Bedri Kello
Light For The World, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Asrat Genet
The Amhara Regional Health Bureau, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Peng T. Khaw, Matthew J. Burton
NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and UCL Partners AHSC, London, United Kingdom
Paul M. Emerson
The Carter Center, Atlanta, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: matthew.burton@lshtm.ac.uk

Competing Interests

PTK is a member of the Scientific Advisory Boards for Alcon and Bausch & Lomb. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MJB SNR HAW RLB DCWM PTK CEG PME. Performed the experiments: SNR EH ABK TG AG MJB. Analyzed the data: SNR HAW MJB. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: SNR HAW MJB. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: SNR EH HAW ABK TG AG RLB DCWM PTK CEG PME MJB. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: SNR EH HAW ABK TG AG RLB DCWM PTK CEG PME MJB. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: SNR EH HAW ABK TG AG RLB DCWM PTK CEG PME MJB.