Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 145--148

Patterns of presentations at a free eye clinic in an urban state hospital


MB Hassan1, SA Olowookere2, NA Adeleke1, CA Akinleye3, EG Adepoju4 
1 College of Health Sciences, Osun State University Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria
2 Department of Medicine, State Hospital, Osun State, Nigeria
3 Department of Community Medicine, LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osun State, Nigeria
4 Department of Preventive Medicine, State Hospital, Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
M B Hassan
College of Health Sciences, Osun State University Osogbo, Osun State
Nigeria

Background: Provision of affordable eye care is one of the cardinal programs of the Osun State Government of Nigeria. Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the pattern of eye diseases presenting in a secondary health care facility based at Osogbo the State Capital. Materials and Methods: We reviewed the hospital records of all patients that were cared for at the eye clinic of the State Hospital, Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria from January 2009 to December 2010. Results: A total of 1018 patients were attended to at the eye clinic during the period of review. Mean age of these patients was 49.4 ± 23.2 years. There were 408 (40.1%) males and 610 (59.9%) females with a female-male ratio of 1.5 : 1. Most of them were traders (28.1%) and married (32.1%). Vernal conjunctivitis (21.1%), cataract (14%), glaucoma (11.1%), and refractive errors (20.7%) were the main eye diagnoses. Conclusion: Preventable causes of blindness were quite common among the patients. There is a need for community education to reduce the prevalence of these diseases in the general population.


How to cite this article:
Hassan M B, Olowookere S A, Adeleke N A, Akinleye C A, Adepoju E G. Patterns of presentations at a free eye clinic in an urban state hospital.Niger J Clin Pract 2013;16:145-148


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Hassan M B, Olowookere S A, Adeleke N A, Akinleye C A, Adepoju E G. Patterns of presentations at a free eye clinic in an urban state hospital. Niger J Clin Pract [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Aug 14 ];16:145-148
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