The Journal of Community Health Management


Spectrum of medical and surgical patients in ophthalmology department of a Government medical college in Bankura district of West Bengal – A retrospective review


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Article Type : Research Article

Author Details: Ratandeep Kumar Agrawalla,Anup Mondal*

Volume : 6

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2394-2738

Print ISSN : 2394-272X

Article First Page : 94

Article End Page : 97


Abstract

Purpose: the aim of the study was to determine the pattern of ocular morbidity and to assess various types of surgeries performed for various ophthalmic condition in a comprehensive eye set up in rural population of southern part of west Bengal.
Materials and Methods: A retrospective study involving all the cases presenting to eye department of BSMCH, Bankura from 1st July 2018 to 30th June 2019. Patients were evaluated and treated by medical management or surgery as indicated.
Results: A total of 108628 patients were evaluated and treated. Refractive error is the most common condition followed by cataract (15.68%) however only 5.31% patients were operated because of low turn over due to lack of awareness about ocular health. Conjunctivitis is the 3rd most common manifestation managed conservatively. In retina clinic diabetic retinopathy and vein occlusion are the leading causes of ocular morbidity.
Conclusion: The pattern of eye diseases observed rural population of southern part of west Bengal is similar to other studies conducted in other parts of developing world which helps in better understanding, planning, management and prevention of blindness and ocular morbidity.

Keywords: Ocular morbidity, Blindness, Low vision.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/j.jchm.2019.021