Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
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NARIKAWA, Silvia et al. Profile of patients with anophthalmic cavity: study at Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu - UNESP. Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. [online]. 2011, vol.74, n.5, pp. 357-360. ISSN 0004-2749. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-27492011000500010.
PURPOSE: To evaluate the profile of anophthalmic cavity carriers and patients' evolution with the employed treatments. METHODS: Retrospective study carried out at Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu, to evaluate the profile and the evolution of patients with anophthalmic cavity treated in our service. Data were evaluated according to the frequency of occurrence and analysis of association. RESULTS: Anophthalmic cavity was more frequently observed in young males, workers in activities carried on with their hands. Trauma and phthisis bulbi were the most frequent causes, with differences according to age and gender. The complications were high (57.1% of cases), the majority occurred belatedly. CONCLUSIONS: Trauma is still an important cause of loss of the eye. The complications during the follow-up of the patient are frequent, occurring in general, very late, which reinforces the need for periodic and prolonged monitoring of patients with anophthalmic cavity.
Keywords : Anophthalmos [surgery]; Anophthalmos [complications]; Follow-up studies; Treatment outcome.