Bulletin de la Société belge d'ophtalmologie vol:254 pages:165-70
OBJECTIVE: to determine the epidemiology of congenital eye malformations. METHODS: the records of 1740 patients (1913 eyes) with congenital eye malformations seen from 1962 through 1992 were reviewed. RESULTS: the prevalence rate of congenital eye malformations was 2.2%. Congenital cataract (38%), atresia of the naso-lacrimal duct (10%), congenital glaucoma (9%), congenital ptosis (8%), microphthalmos (8%), albinism of iris (8%), microcornea (7%) were the most frequent eye malformations. The common types of associated malformations included albinism, microcephaly, cardiopathy and anomalies of ears. CONCLUSION: the findings of this study were similar to those published in Europe and United States.