Al-Basar International Journal of Ophthalmology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 15--18

Pattern of eye diseases at tertiary eye hospital in Sudan (Makah Eye Hospital, Khartoum)


Khalil A lakho1, Atif B Mohamed Ali2 
1 Department of LVA, Makkah Eye Complex, Sudan Eye Center, Khartoum, Sudan
2 Faculty of Optometry, Al.Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan

Correspondence Address:
Atif B Mohamed Ali
Faculty of Optometry, Al Neelain University, Khartoum
Sudan

Purpose: The aim of the study was to determine the frequency and pattern of eye diseases among patients attending the eye clinics of Makah Eye Hospital, Khartoum, Sudan. Methods: A retrospective study involved all the new cases presenting to the outpatient department of the hospital over a 22-month period from January 2012 to October 2013. Patients were examined by optometrists/ophthalmologists through routine examination using the Snellen's chart, refraction, tonometry, slit-lamp examination of the anterior segment, and fundus examination. Results: A total of 64,529 patients were seen during this period with a male to female ratio of 1:1.1. The most common eye diseases were cataract, allergic conjunctivitis, infective conjunctivitis, refractive disorders, and glaucoma. Conclusion: The pattern of eye diseases observed in Makah Eye Hospital was similar to other reports from developing world and such study will be helpful in planning, management, and prevention of blindness.


How to cite this article:
lakho KA, Mohamed Ali AB. Pattern of eye diseases at tertiary eye hospital in Sudan (Makah Eye Hospital, Khartoum).Albasar Int J Ophthalmol 2015;3:15-18


How to cite this URL:
lakho KA, Mohamed Ali AB. Pattern of eye diseases at tertiary eye hospital in Sudan (Makah Eye Hospital, Khartoum). Albasar Int J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 May 12 ];3:15-18
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