The burden of ocular disease in sub-Saharan African countries is disproportionally high, especially among HIV-infected individuals. This thesis presents the results of studies that provide novel insight into the clinical field of ophthalmology in a high HIV prevalence setting in rural South Africa (Mopani District, Limpopo Province). This insight opens the door for further improvement of the clinical care for individuals affected by HIV-associated ocular diseases.

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A.D.M.E. Osterhaus (Albert) , G.M.G.M. Verjans (George) , R.P.H. Peters (Remco)
Financial support for the design and printing of this thesis by the following companies is gratefully acknowledged: Blindenstichting voor Zuid-Afrika, Hettema Heerema-leen, Orange Babies, Koninklijke Visio, AMO Netherlands B.V., Santen Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Théa Pharma and ZEISS.
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Department of Virology

Schaftenaar, E. (2016, September 21). HIV Infection and Ocular Disease in South Africa. Retrieved from