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Retinal diseases in Nigerians--a preliminary report.

Authors
  • Abiose, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nigerian medical journal : journal of the Nigeria Medical Association
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1976
Volume
6
Issue
2
Pages
180–183
Identifiers
PMID: 16296137
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Of 595 new patients seen in the Eye Clinic of Lagos University Teaching Hospital, twenty-seven had retinal diseases, a prevalence of 4.5% Seven of these patients had retinopathy associated with sickle cell haemoglobinopathy and another seven had macular degenerations. Other causes of retinal diseases are analysed and the findings compared with reports from other countries. It is suggested that haemoglobin electrophoretic fractionation should be done in young Nigerians presenting with retinal diseases.

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