CAUSES OF OCULAR PRESENTATIONS AS SEEN IN A PRIVATE CLINIC IN SOUTH WEST NIGERIA
Josephine Nonye Ubah*
There is currently a high burden of visual impairment and blindness especially from avoidable and treatable causes. All hands must be on deck to reduce the burden. This study was conducted to find out the causes of ocular morbidity in a private eye clinic. A retrospective study of 459 cases among patients who visited the clinic within a specific period was carried out. Male to female ratio was 1:1.8. The predominant age group was 66-76 years. The predominant eye diseases among all the patients were refractive error in 31.2%, cataract in 20.8% and glaucoma in 12.5%. In children, refractive error was the most recurring, followed by ocular allergy and trauma. In conclusion, the common causes of ocular presentation in this study are treatable. Frequent ocular examination and public health education are advised.
Keywords: Ocular presentations, private eye clinic.
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