Destructive eye surgeries in Sagamu

  • OT Bodunde Department of Ophthalmology,Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • HA Ajibode Department of Ophthalmology,Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • OG Awodein Department of Ophthalmology,Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria

Abstract

In a retrospective hospital-based study, case records of all patients who had their eyes removed at Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu (OOUTH) from January 2000 to December 2003 wer retrieved and reviewed. The age, sex, indications for surgery and type of surgery done were recorded. Twenty-nine patients had destructive eye surgeries during the study period. The mean age of the patients was 29.69±16.93 years (range 1 - 85 years). Male: female ratio was 3.1:1. Evisceration was the most common destructive operation performed (62.07 percent n=18) while the most common indication for eye removal was trauma (48.28 percent n=14) followed by panophthalmitis (20.69 percent n=6) and malignant tumors (13.79 percent n=4). Less common indications were expulsive haemorrahage (3.45%n=1) and painful blind eye (3.45% n=1). Ocular trauma with badly traumatized eye, panophthalmitis and malignant tumors were the most common causes of destructive eye surgery.

Keywords: retrospective study, eye removal

Nigerian Medical Practitioner Vol. 48(2) 2005: 4749
Published
2006-01-04
Section
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