The rate of and indications for enucleations at Sekuru Kaguvi Eye Unit in Harare: a comparative analysis.
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Objectives: To determine the rate of and indications for enucleation at Sekuru Kaguvi Eye Unit (SKEU) in Zimbabwe and compare the findings with those from other tertiary eye care centres in the developing world. Design: Descriptive retrospective cross sectional study. Setting: Sekuru Kaguvi Eye Unit, Parirenyatwa Hospital, Harare, Zimbabwe. Subjects: Records of patients who had undergone enucleation at Sekuru Kaguvi Eye Unit, between January 1988 to December 2000. Main Outcome Measures: Rate and indications of enucleations done at SKEU during the study period. Results: Ocular tumours (64.2%) and ocular infections (26.4%>) were the leading indications for enucleation and the crude incidence rate for enucleation at SKEU was 0.17% Conclusion: Indications for enucleation at the SKEU in Harare are similar to those experienced by other developing countries
Additional Citation InformationEpee,E. & Masanganise, R. (2003). The rate of and indications for enucleations at Sekuru Kaguvi Eye Unit in Harare: a comparative analysis. Central African Journal of Medicine, 49 (1/2), 13-15.
University of Zimbabwe ,College of Health Sciences