Nigerian Journal of Ophthalmology

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The Problem of Educating Blind Children in Benin City

M.J.M. Waziri-Erameh, A.E. Omoti


This is a preliminary report on 5 Nigerians who were blind from supposedly hopeless corneal conditions where Keratoplasty stood no chance of survival. They all had light perception vision. After the surgery, three of the five patients had a best corrected vision of 6/36, one had 6/48 and another 6/9. Complications encountered were uveitis and retroprosthetic membranes of which the later was one significant.

Nigerian Journal of Ophthalmology Vol. 9, No.1 (August 2001): pp 28-31

KEY WORDS: Keratoprosthesis, corneal opacities, retroprosthetic membranes.
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