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Causes and Management Outcomes of Acquired Corneal Opacity in a Preschool Age (0-5 Years) Group: A Hospital-Based Study

Prafulla K Maharana, Shah Nawaz, Deepali Singhal, Vishal Jhanji, Tushar Agarwal, Namrata Sharma, Rasik B Vajpayee



PURPOSE: To evaluate the causes and management outcomes of acquired corneal opacity in a preschool age group (0-5 years) at a tertiary care hospital. METHODS: Medical records of all cases (0-5 years) with acquired corneal opacity presenting to the cornea clinic of a tertiary eye care hospital from February 2013 to January 2014 were evaluated for age of onset, age at presentation, sex, laterality, cause of opacity, visual acuity, nutritional status, and socioeconomic class of the parents. The etiology of corneal opacity and the type of intervention with outcome at 3 months follow-up were recorded. RESULTS: A total of 106 cases were included in the study. The most common cause of corneal scarr..

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