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Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 402739, 6 pages
Epidemiological Properties of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma in Nigeria
Department of Ophthalmology, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Bayero University, PMB 3452, Kano, Nigeria
Received 28 February 2013; Revised 17 April 2013; Accepted 22 April 2013
Academic Editor: Huseyin Gursoy
Copyright © 2013 Lawan Abdu. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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