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A study of ocular complications in leprosy.

Abstract

A total of 380 leprosy patients were studied in four different leprosy hospitals. The involvement of eye was found in 18.95% of cases in which 10.97% in lepromatous leprosy and 8.16% in non-lepromatous leprosy cases. In total cases studied 52.63% were of lepromatous leprosy and 47.37% of non lepromatous leprosy cases. Among them 11.05% were males and 18.95% were females. In 72 cases of ocular involvement, males constituted 80.56% and females 19.44% of cases. Maximum cases (52.78%) of ocular involvement were in leprosy patient with 5 to 10 years of duration. Blindness among the total leprosy patients studied was 1.84% which was mainly due to corneal opacity following exposure keratitis and ulceration, iridocyclitis and its complications.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Prasad V N
Narain M
Mukhija R D
Bist H K
Khan M M
Year of Publication
1984
Journal
Indian journal of leprosy
Volume
56
Issue
2
Number of Pages
241-50
Date Published
1984 Apr-Jun
Language
eng
ISSN Number
0254-9395
Call Number
Infolep Library - available
Alternate Journal
Indian J Lepr
Publication Language
eng