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Outcome of Esotropia Surgery in 2 Tertiary Hospitals in Cameroon

Authors Dohvoma VA, Ebana Mvogo SR, Ndongo JA, Mvilongo CT, Ebana Mvogo C

Received 11 December 2019

Accepted for publication 21 January 2020

Published 13 February 2020 Volume 2020:14 Pages 449—454


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Viola Andin Dohvoma,1,2 Stève Robert Ebana Mvogo,1 Jean Audrey Ndongo,1 Caroline Tsimi Mvilongo,2 Côme Ebana Mvogo1,2

1Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon; 2Yaoundé Central Hospital, Yaoundé, Cameroon

Correspondence: Viola Andin Dohvoma
Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, P.O. Box 3851 Messa, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Tel +237 6 99735506

Purpose: To evaluate the ocular alignment following esotropia surgery in our setting.
Patients and Methods: We conducted a cross sectional descriptive study which spanned 19 years, from October 1999 to September 2018 at the Douala General Hospital and the Yaoundé Central Hospital. Complete medical records of patients who underwent surgery for esotropia during the study period were included. Data collected included age at diagnosis, sex, age of onset of esotropia, age at surgery, refractive error, type of surgery performed, pre and post-operative angle of deviation. The outcome was considered good when the postoperative angle was ≤ 10 prism diopters (PD).
Results: Four hundred and ninety patients with primary esotropia were seen during the study period. Only 155 returned for follow-up after wearing the full cycloplegic correction for a minimum period of 3 months. Accommodative esotropia was found in 32 cases (20.6%). Among the 123 cases requiring surgery, 63 cases underwent surgery (51.2%). Fifty-nine complete records were included (59.3% females and 40.7% males). The mean age at the time of diagnosis was 6.5 ± 6.1 years and the mean age at the time of surgery was 8.7 ± 6.1 years. The mean preoperative angle at distance was 42.8 ± 10.8 PD. The outcome was good in 91.5% of cases. No factor influenced the outcome of surgery.
Conclusion: The outcome of esotropia surgery was good in this study. This could serve to increase patient motivation to accept surgery in our setting.

Keywords: esotropia, infantile esotropia, esotropia surgery

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