Bilal Khan, Muhammad Iqbal, Muhammad Idrees.
Incidence of Angle Recession Glaucoma amongst patients presenting with highly suspicious Clinical Features after Blunt Trauma to the Eye.
Ophthalmol Update Jan ;15(3):219-22.
Objective: To know about frequency of angle recession glaucoma in those patients who present with suspicious clinical features after blunt trauma to the globe. Methodology: This prospective observational study was conducted in Khyber Institute of Ophthalmic Medical Sciences (KIOMS) Hayat Abad Medical Complex, Peshawar from 25th April 2012 to 24th October 2012 with total 6 months duration. All the patients having age greater than 18 years with either genders presenting after blunt trauma to the globe with suspicious clinical features and angle recession of greater than 1800 were included while patients with chronic glaucoma and having blast injuries to the globe were excluded from the study. Patient`s age, gender, frequency of angle recession glaucoma in blunt trauma to the globe, and distribution of it based on age and gender were documented on predesigned performa. All the data was analyzed by spss version 20 and results were presented in tables. Results: Total 103 patients were included in the study in which males were suffered most from blunt trauma to the globe with 64(62.14%) cases and the most common age group was from 31 to 45 years having 40(38.85%) cases. In all those cases angle recession glaucoma was present in 16(15.53%) cases. Among positive cases patients from age 31 to 45 years were suffered most having 7(17.5%) cases while based on gender it affected males 10(15.6%) predominantly. Conclusion: Angle recession glaucoma, though rare after blunt trauma to the globe but it mostly affects middle age population with males predominantly.
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