CS Ejimadu, AA Onua* and EA Awoyesuku
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author: AA Onua, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Nigeria.
Received: February 13, 2020; Published: February 27, 2020
Aim: To ascertain the presentation pattern of oculoplastic-related disorders in University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital Port Harcourt.
Methods: A retrospective hospital-based Study of patients presenting to the oculoplastic unit of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital between January 2017 and December 2019. Records of patients were retrieved, entered into Excel sheet, cleansed and analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 25.
Results: The commonest case was Chalazion (32%) followed by Ocular Surface Squamous
Neoplasia (8.9%), Thyroid Eye Disease, Ectropion and Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction contributing 5.7% each. There were 49 (39.8%) males and 74 (60.2%) females. The male to female ratio was 2:3. The commonest affected age group was 21-30 years (33.3%), followed by 31 - 40 years (15.5%). The least affected age group were those that were above 70 years which constituted 2.4%.
Conclusion: Female gender and the age group of 21-30 were seen more with oculoplastic conditions probably due to the more sensitivity of females and also of these young adults to cosmetic blemishes posed by oculoplastic related cases.
Keywords: Oculoplastic Disorders; Pattern; University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital
Citation: AA Onua., et al. “Audit of Oculoplastic Presentations in a Tertiary Niger Delta Hospital, Nigeria”. Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 3.3 (2020): 25-28.
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