Red Eye in Children Aged 0 to 15 Years at the Cades/O of the Donka National Hospital in Conakry
Balde Abdoul Karim1,2*, Sovogui DM1-3, Bah TM1,2, Gninou ESO1, Magassouba A1, Hann F2 and Diane S2
1Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, Guinea
2CADES/O DONKA, Guinea
3BARTIME Hospital, Guinea
*Corresponding Author: Balde Abdoul Karim, Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, Guinea.
July 18, 2022; Published: July 25, 2022
General Objective: To study the red eye in children from 0 to 15 years old at CADES/O.
The Application Centre for the Diploma of Specialized Studies in Ophthalmology (CADES/O) served as a framework for the realization of this study. This was a prospective study of descriptive type of a duration of 5 months from March 22 to August 22, 2021.
Results: During our study period, we received in consultation 719 children, those who consulted for a red eye represented 502 cases or 69.8% of cases and 217 children or 30.2% consulted for other pathologies.
The age group from 1 to 5 years was the most affected with 178 cases or 35.5%. The average age was 7.5 years with extremes of 14 days and 15 years.
According to the reason for consultation, pruritus and eye redness were the master symptoms, 337 (67.1%) and 302 (60.2%) respectively, followed by lacrimation to 117 cases (23.3%) and secretions to 61 cases (12.2%).
After treatment, the evolution was favorable in 413 cases or 82.3% marked by a regression of the symptomatology and a renewed visual acuity. In 17.7% of cases, we observed recurrences.
Keywords: Red Eye; Child; Conjunctiva; Conakry
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