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dc.contributor.authorIlechie, A.A.
dc.contributor.authorEssuman, V.A.
dc.contributor.authorEnyionam, S.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T10:22:51Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T10:22:51Z
dc.date.issued2013EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherEN
dc.identifier.urihttps://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118601
dc.description1-7EN
dc.description.abstractThere is little information about the epidemiology of congenital eye anomalies in Ghana. We retrospectively reviewed the clinical records of 485 admissions to the paediatric eye centre of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana [‎2004-2009]‎ and 263 were diagnosed with at least one anomaly. Visual acuity was quantitatively assessed in 209 patients and 130 had some visual impairment; 49 with bilateral and 64 with unilateral blindness. The most frequent congenital anomaly overall was cataract [‎n = 44]‎. In infants, cataract was the most frequent finding [‎28/121]‎. Toddlers most frequently presented with retinoblastoma [‎10/65]‎. Glaucoma was the most frequent anomaly in preschool [‎9/39]‎ and school [‎10/38]‎ children. We conclude that avoidable causes of childhood blindness caused most congenital eye anomalies. Intensification of community-based health promotion and preventive eye care, early detection and provision of adequate resources for effective therapy could reverse these trendsEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.titlePrevalence of congenital eye anomalies in a paediatric clinic in GhanaEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 19 (‎Supp.2)‎, 1-7, 2013


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