Uveal coloboma: about 3 cases at the University Teaching Hospital, Yaounde, Cameroon

  • Kagmeni Giles
  • Cheuteu Raoul
  • Bilong Yannick
  • Wiedemann Peter

Abstract

Uveal coloboma is a rare eye malformation caused by failure of the optic fissure to close during the fifth to seventh weeks of foetal life. The risk of retinal detachment increases with age in colobomatous eyes. Preventive measures such as early detection of the retinal break , prophylactic laser photocoagulation along the coloboma margin, confer a significant benefit in reducing this risk of retinal detachment. Difficulties linked to the diagnosis and management of uveal colobomas in developing countries setting are presented in this study.

Pan African Medical Journal 2016; 24

Author Biographies

Kagmeni Giles
University Teaching Hospital Yaounde (UTHY), Cameroon; University of Yaoundé I, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Cameroon
Cheuteu Raoul
University of Yaoundé I, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Cameroon
Bilong Yannick
University of Yaoundé I, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Cameroon
Wiedemann Peter
Eye Hospital of Leipzig University, Germany
Published
2016-09-19
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 1937-8688