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Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 107-109

Indications for pediatric ocular prosthesis fitting at a referral center in the Middle East

1 King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital; Imam Abdulrahman Alfaisal Hospital, Riyadh, KSA
2 King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, KSA; Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Arif O Khan
Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, P. O. Box: 112412, Abu Dhabi

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/meajo.MEAJO_274_18

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Trauma is the major reason for globe loss in adults; however, there are less data regarding the causes for globe loss in children. We reviewed the underlying diagnoses of children who underwent ocular prosthesis fitting over a 1-year period at a referral eye hospital in the Middle East and found retinoblastoma, trauma, and congenital microphthalmia or anophthalmia to be the most common diagnoses, respectively. Enucleation and evisceration were the most common procedures and were exclusively performed for retinoblastoma and trauma, respectively. Ocular morbidity from the most common diagnoses related to pediatric globe loss in the region could be decreased by improved family education, safety precautions, and genetic counseling.

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