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Title: [Congenital malformations of the eyeball and its appendices in Zaire]
Authors: Kaimbo Wa Kaimbo, D ×
Mwilambwe Wa Mwilambwe, A
Kayembe, D L
Leys, Anita
Missotten, Luc #
Issue Date: Jan-1996
Series Title: Bulletin de la Société belge d'ophtalmologie vol:254 pages:165-70
Abstract: 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.
ISSN: 0081-0746
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group Ophthalmology
Alumni, Faculty of Medicine
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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