Journal article

Keratoplasty for keratomalacia in preschool children

RB Vajpayee, M Vanathi, R Tandon, N Sharma, JS Titiyal

British Journal of Ophthalmology | BRITISH MED JOURNAL PUBL GROUP | Published : 2003

Abstract

AIM: To study the results of surgical management of keratomalacia in children. METHODS: A clinical case series of all children with keratomalacia, admitted to an Indian centre during the period from June 2000 to June 2001 is presented. The parameters evaluated were demographic data, systemic associations, and results of medical and surgical intervention. RESULTS: 29 children with keratomalacia ranging from 2 months to 5 years of age (mean 1.8 (SD 1.4) years) were included in the study. All children belonged to families of lower socioeconomic status. 27 patients (93.1%) had not been immunised at all. The systemic diseases precipitating the onset of keratomalacia included measles (41.37%), pne..

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