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Global Efforts to Generate Evidence for Vision 2020

  • By Mingguang He, Wanjiku Mathenge, Susan Lewallen
  • Ophthalmic Epidemiology 08/2015; 22(4):237-238

Providing Vision For A Nation – Improving Eye Care in Rwanda: Lessons from the field

  • By Agnes Binagwaho, Kirstin Woody Scott, Thomas Rosewall, Graeme Mackenzie, Gweneth Rehnborg, Sjoerd Hannema, Max Presente, Piet Noe, Wanjiku Mathenge, John Nkurikiye, Francois Habiyaremye, and Theophile Dushime
  • Bulletin of the WHO MS no: BLT/2014/143149


Prevalence and correlates of diabetic retinopathy in a population-based survey of older people in Nakuru, Kenya

  • By Wanjiku Mathenge; Andrew Bastawrous; Tunde Peto; Irene Leung; David Yorston; Allen Foster; Hannah Kuper
  • Ophthalmic Epidemiology, v21 n3 (2014): 169-177

The Nakuru eye disease cohort study: methodology and rationale

  • By Andrew Bastawrous; Wanjiku Mathenge; Tunde Peto; Helen A Weiss; Hillary Rono; Allen Foster; Matthew Burton; Hannah Kuper
  • BMC Ophthalmology, v14 n1 (2014): 60

Task shifting in primary eye care: how sensitive and specific are common signs and symptoms to predict conditions requiring referral to specialist eye personnel?

  • By Hery Andriamanjato; Wanjiku Mathenge; Khumbo Kalua; Paul Courtright; Susan Lewallen
  • Human Resources for Health, v12 nSuppl 1 (2014): S3


Refractive Error Blindness in Older Africans

  • By Justin C Sherwin; Wanjiku Mathenge; Kunle Hassan; Colin Cook; Khumbo Kalua; Paul Courtright; Susan Lewallen
  • Ophthalmology, v120 n7 (2013): e40

Prevalence and predictors of refractive error and spectacle coverage in Nakuru, Kenya: a cross-sectional, population-based study

  • By Andrew Bastawrous; Wanjiku Mathenge; Allen Foster; Hannah Kuper
  • The International Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, v33 n5 (2013): 541-548

Prevalence of Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Nakuru, Kenya: A Cross-Sectional Population-Based Study

  • By W Mathenge; A Bastawrous; T Peto; I Leung; A Foster; H Kuper
  • PLoS medicine, 2013; 10(2): e1001393

Cataract Incidence in Sub-Saharan Africa: What does Mathematical Modeling tell us about Geographic Variations and Surgical Needs?

  • By Susan Lewallen; Paul Courtright; Daniel Etya’ale; Wanjiku Mathenge; Elena Schmidt; Joseph Oye; Anne Clark; Talithia Williams
  • Ophthalmic Epidemiology, v20 n5 (20130902): 260-266

Evidence for integrating eye health into primary health care in Africa: a health systems strengthening approach

  • By du Toit R; HB Faal; D Etya’ale; B Wiafe; I Mason; R Graham; S Bush; W Mathenge; P Courtright
  • BMC health services research, 2013; 13: 102

Predictors of attendance and barriers to cataract surgery in Kenya, Bangladesh and the Philippines

  • By A Syed; S Polack; C Eusebio; W Mathenge; Z Wadud; AK Mamunur; A Foster; H Kuper
  • Disability and rehabilitation, 2013 Sep; 35(19): 1660-7

Socioeconomic position and later life prevalence of hypertension, diabetes and visual impairment in Nakuru, Kenya

  • By George B Ploubidis; Wanjiku Mathenge; Bianca De Stavola; Emily Grundy; Allen Foster; Hannah Kuper
  • International Journal of Public Health, v58 n1 (201302): 133-141


Vernal keratoconjunctivitis in school children in Rwanda: clinical presentation, impact on school attendance, and access to medical care.

  • By De Smedt SK, Nkurikiye J, Fonteyne YS, Tuft SJ, Gilbert CE, Kestelyn P.
  • Ophthalmology. 2012 Sep;119(9):1766-72.

Topical ciclosporin in the treatment of vernal keratoconjunctivitis in Rwanda, Central Africa: a prospective, randomised, double-masked, controlled clinical trial.

  • By De Smedt S, Nkurikiye J, Fonteyne Y, Tuft S, De Bacquer D, Gilbert C, Kestelyn P.
  • British Journal of Ophthalmology 2012 Mar;96(3):323-8.

The Nakuru Posterior Segment Eye Disease Study:Methods and Prevalence of Blindness and Visual Impairment in Nakuru, Kenya

  • By Wanjiku Mathenge; Andrew Bastawrous; Allen Foster; Hannah Kuper
  • Ophthalmology, v119 n10 (2012): 2033-2039

The Prevalence of Type 2 Idiopathic Macular Telangiectasia in Two African Populations

  • By Ferenc B Sallo; Irene Leung; Wanjiku Mathenge; Fatima Kyari; Hannah Kuper; Clare E Gilbert; Alan C Bird; Tunde Peto
  • Ophthalmic Epidemiology, v19 n4 (201208): 185-189

Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness in Two Northern Provinces of  Burundi without Eye Services

  • By Levi Kandeke; Wanjiku Mathenge; Chantal Giramahoro; Francoise-Picard Adubang’o Undendere; Patrick Ruhagaze; Celestin Habiyakare; Paul Courtright; Susan Lewallen
  • Ophthalmic Epidemiology, v19 n4 (201208): 211-215


Vernal keratoconjunctivitis in school children in Rwanda and its association with socio-economic status: a population-based survey.

  • By Smedt SD, Nkurikiye J, Fonteyne Y, Hogewoning A, Esbroeck MV, Bacquer DD, Tuft S, Gilbert C, Delanghe J, Kestelyn P.
  • The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2011 Oct;85(4):711-7.

Results of a Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB) in Eritrea

  • By Andreas Muller; Mehari Zerom; Hans Limburg; Yohannes Ghebrat; Ghenet Meresie; Kahsai Fessahazion; Kibret Beyene; Wanjiku Mathenge; Goitom Mebrahtu
  • Ophthalmic Epidemiology, v18 n3 (2011): 103-108


Estimating incidence of vision-reducing cataract in Africa: a new model with implications for program targets

  • By S Lewallen; TD Williams; A Dray; BC Stock; W Mathenge; J Oye; J Nkurikiye; K Kimani; A Müller; P Courtright
  • Archives of ophthalmology, 2010 Dec; 128(12): 1584-9

Equipment for Eye Care

  • By Ingrid Mason and Wanjiku Mathenge
  • Community Eye Health. 2010 Sep;23(73):21-2

The impact of cataract surgery on activities and time-use: results from a longitudinal study in Kenya, Bangladesh and the Philippines

  • By Sarah Polack, Christina Eusebio, Wanjiku Mathenge, Zazkia Wadud, Mamunur Rashid, Allen Foster, Hannah
  • PLoS One. 2010 Jun 1;5(6):e10913.

Urbanization, ethnicity and cardiovascular risk in a population in transition in Nakuru, Kenya: a population-based survey

  • By W Mathenge; A Foster; H Kuper
  • BMC public health, 2010; 10: 569

Case study: redesigning Kenya’s HMIS for eye care

  • Wanjiku Mathenge
  • Community Eye Health. 2010 Dec; 23(74): 51.

Seeds of Change

  • S Silverton and W Mathenge
  • Correspondent News BCPB, September 2010

Does Cataract Surgery Alleviate Poverty? Evidence from a Multi-Centre Intervention Study Conducted in Kenya, the Philippines and Bangladesh

  • By Kuper H, Polack S, Mathenge W, Eusebio C, Wadud Z, Rashid M, Foster A
  • PLoS One. 2010 Nov 9;5(11):e15431

Primary eye care in sub-Saharan African: do we have the evidence needed to scale up training and service delivery?

  • By Courtright P, Seneadza A, Mathenge W, Eliah E, Lewallen S
  • Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology, Vol. 104, No. 5, 361–367 (2010)

Reaching rural Africans with eye care services: findings from primary eye care approaches in Rubavu District, Rwanda. Tropical Medicine and International Health

  • By Paul Courtright; Janvier Murenzi; Wanjiku Mathenge; Joseph Munana; Andreas Müller
  • Tropical Medicine & International Health, v15 n6 (June 2010): 692-696

Primary Eye Care in Rwanda: Gender of service providers and other factors associated with effective service delivery

  • By A Müller; J Murenzi; W Mathenge; J Munana; P Courtright
  • Tropical medicine & international health, 2010 May; 15(5): 529-33


A Kenyan doctor’s perspective

  • Wanjiku Mathenge
  • Ophthalmology Times Special Reports, September 2009


The impact of cataract on time-use: results from a population based case-control study in Kenya, the Philippines and Bangladesh

  • By Sarah Polack; Hannah Kuper; Cristina Eusebio; Wanjiku Mathenge; Zakia Wadud; Allen Foster
  • Ophthalmic Epidemiology, v15 n6 (2008): 372-382

Functional presbyopia in a rural Kenyan population: the unmet presbyopic need

  • By Justin C Sherwin; Jill E Keeffe; Hannah Kuper; FM Amirul Islam; Andreas Muller; Wanjiku Mathenge
  • Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 36, no. 3 (2008): 245-251

A Case-Control Study to Assess the Relationship between Poverty and Visual Impairment from Cataract in Kenya, the Philippines, and Bangladesh

  • By H Kuper; S Polack; C Eusebio; W Mathenge; Z Wadud; A Foster
  • PLoS medicine, 2008 Dec 16; 5(12): e244

Cataract surgical services, outcome and barriers in Kericho, Bureti and Bomet Districts, Kenya (Link Unavailable)

  • Kimani K, Mathenge W, Shiela M, Onyango O, Wachira W, Elkana O, et al.
  • East African Journal of Ophthalmology, 2008:36–41.


Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness in Western Rwanda: Blindness in a Post-conflict Setting

  • By W Mathenge; J Nkurikiye; H Limburg; H Kuper
  • PLoS medicine, 2007 Jul; 4(7): e217

Cataract visual impairment and quality of life in a Kenyan population

  • By S Polack; H Kuper; W Mathenge; A Fletcher; A Foster
  • The British journal of ophthalmology, 2007 Jul; 91(7): 927-32

Vitamin A deficiency in a Kenyan Prison

  • By Wanjiku Mathenge; Hannah Kuper; Mark Myatt; Allen Foster; Clare Gilbert
  • Tropical Medicine & International Health, v12 n2 (2007): 269-273

Rapid assessment of avoidable blindness in Nakuru district, Kenya

  • By Wanjiku Mathenge; Hannah Kuper; Hans Limburg; Sarah Polack; Oscar Onyango; Godfrey Nyaga; Allen Foster
  • Ophthalmology, v114 n3 (2007): 599-605