Year : 2017 | Volume
: 10 | Issue : 3 | Page : 193--197
Emergency visits after corneal transplantation in Yemen
Mahfouth Abdalla Bamashmus1, Saleh A Al-Akily2, Hisham A AlAkhalee4, Khaldoon O Al-Nuseriy4, Marwan H Farhan4
1 Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sana'a University, Sana'a; Department of Ophthalmology, Cornea and Refractive Surgery Unit, Magrabi Eye Hospital, Sana'a, Republic of Yemen
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sana'a University, Sana'a, Republic of Yemen
PURPOSE: Awareness of symptoms and signs of possible complications after corneal transplantation is very important. Early presentation can enhance long-term survival of the cornea. This study evaluates the reasons for emergency presentation and management of postcorneal transplantation complications.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included a total of 134 postkeratoplasty patients at the cornea unit in Yemen Magrabi Eye Hospital in Sana'a between 2008 and 2010.
RESULTS: The most common indication for keratoplasty was keratoconus in 103 patients (76.9%) followed by bullous keratopathy (4.5%) and corneal dystrophy (4.5%). 80 (59.7%) patients presented for emergency visits. Pain and foreign body sensation were the main presenting symptoms. Loose irritating sutures (29.9%) and graft rejection (10.4%) were the most common diagnoses. Twelve patients (8.9%) were admitted to the hospital for re-suturing.
CONCLUSION: Proper postoperative care is critical for a successful keratoplasty; early intervention of sight-threatening complications increases the chance of graft survival and best-obtained vision. In our corneal transplantation service, all patients are routinely instructed to arrange a same day emergency visit if they experience any symptom in eyes that have undergone keratoplasty.
Mahfouth Abdalla Bamashmus
Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sana'a University, P. O. Box: 19576, Sana'a
Republic of Yemen
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Bamashmus MA, Al-Akily SA, AlAkhalee HA, Al-Nuseriy KO, Farhan MH. Emergency visits after corneal transplantation in Yemen.Oman J Ophthalmol 2017;10:193-197
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Bamashmus MA, Al-Akily SA, AlAkhalee HA, Al-Nuseriy KO, Farhan MH. Emergency visits after corneal transplantation in Yemen. Oman J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Aug 24 ];10:193-197
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