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Outcome of Esotropia Surgery in 2 Tertiary Hospitals in Cameroon
Journal – Clinical Ophthalmology
Publication date – Feb – 2020
Authors – Viola Andin Dohvoma, Stève Robert Ebana Mvogo, Jean Audrey Ndongo, Caroline Tsimi Mvilongo, Côme Ebana Mvogo
Keywords – esotropia, esotropia surgery, infantile esotropia
Open access – Yes
Speciality – Ophthalmology
World region Western Africa
Language – English
Submitted to the One Surgery Index on May 20, 2020 at 6:36 am
Purpose: To evaluate the ocular alignment following esotropia surgery in our setting.
Patients and methods: We conducted a cross sectional descriptive study which spanned 19 years, from October 1999 to September 2018 at the Douala General Hospital and the Yaoundé Central Hospital. Complete medical records of patients who underwent surgery for esotropia during the study period were included. Data collected included age at diagnosis, sex, age of onset of esotropia, age at surgery, refractive error, type of surgery performed, pre and post-operative angle of deviation. The outcome was considered good when the postoperative angle was ≤10 prism diopters (PD).
Results: Four hundred and ninety patients with primary esotropia were seen during the study period. Only 155 returned for follow-up after wearing the full cycloplegic correction for a minimum period of 3 months. Accommodative esotropia was found in 32 cases (20.6%). Among the 123 cases requiring surgery, 63 cases underwent surgery (51.2%). Fifty-nine complete records were included (59.3% females and 40.7% males). The mean age at the time of diagnosis was 6.5 ± 6.1 years and the mean age at the time of surgery was 8.7 ± 6.1 years. The mean preoperative angle at distance was 42.8 ±10.8 PD. The outcome was good in 91.5% of cases. No factor influenced the outcome of surgery.
Conclusion: The outcome of esotropia surgery was good in this study. This could serve to increase patient motivation to accept surgery in our setting.
OSI Number – 20378
PMID – 32103891