Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ISSN: 2582-3191)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 5

Ophthalmology Consultations in a Large Specialist Hospital

Maaly Abdel Halim Abdel Fattah1,2,3*, Abdalla Abuzubida3 and Faisal Mesfer AlQahtani2

1Ophthalmology Department, Cairo University, College of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt
2Ophthalmology Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3Al-Faisal University College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

*Corresponding Author: Maaly Abdel Halim Abdel Fattah, Ophthalmology Department, Cairo University, College of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt.

Received: April 18, 2022; Published: April 29, 2022


The objective of this article is to describe the patterns of ophthalmic referrals in a tertiary hospital.

Materials and Methods: This prospective descriptive design was conducted among all age group patients who were referred to ophthalmology department during the period of September 2014 till March 2015. The researchers designed data collection sheet that comprised patients’ personal characteristics, service requesting consult, reason for consult, type of consultation (screen, rule out, request for ophthalmic investigation – such as visual fields) primary ophthalmic complaint, versus follow-up one, final diagnosis and action required.

Results: 519 in-patient and ER consultations were included in this study, Screening and rule out were the most common type of consultations accounting for 71.7% in which CMV retinitis rule out (232 patients) constituted the biggest portion. The top common primary ophthalmological diagnoses were, Exposure keratopathy (129 patients), Refractive errors (88 patients), Diabetic retinopathy (53 patients), and Conjunctivitis (48 patients). Optic neuropathy was the most secondary ocular diagnosis detected in 201 patients

Conclusion: Our hospital is considered the first hospital in publishing such data in Saudi Arabia. Analyzing in-patient ophthalmology consultations can be crucial for redistribution of hospital resources to effectively manage In-patients with eye diseases.

Keywords: In Patients; Consultations; Ophthalmic Referrals; Saudi Arabia; Screening; Tertiary Hospital


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Citation: Maaly Abdel Halim Abdel Fattah., et al. “Ophthalmology Consultations in a Large Specialist Hospital".Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 5.5 (2022): 65-68.


Copyright: © 2022 Maaly Abdel Halim Abdel Fattah., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Acceptance rate35%
Acceptance to publication20-30 days
ISI- IF1.042
JCR- IF0.24

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