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1.  Multiple facial and left eye injuries in a 13 day old baby secondary to rat bite 
A case of traumatic blepharectomy secondary to a rat bite in a 13 day old neonate. Infants should not be kept in an isolated place in a rat endemic area. This case suggests an existence of a relationship between poverty and rat bite.
doi:10.11604/pamj.2014.17.311.3964
PMCID: PMC4198319  PMID: 25328607
Facial injury; rat bite; microbial keratitis
2.  Bilateral congenital upper eyelid eversion: the clinical course and outcome of conservative management 
A case of bilateral congenital upper eyelid eversion (CUEE) in an otherwise normal healthy 6 day old neonate of African descent (Nigeria). Pregnancy and delivery history were uneventful. The baby recovered completely 5 days after the commencement of conservative management. This case further gives credence to the usefulness of conservative therapy in the management of CUEE.
doi:10.11604/pamj.2014.17.215.3967
PMCID: PMC4163181  PMID: 25237412
Upper eyelid eversion; conservative management
3.  Profile of patients presenting at a low vision clinic in a developing country 
BMC Ophthalmology  2012;12:31.
Background
Low vision is an important public health problem; however, very few low vision clinics are available to address the needs of low vision patients in most developing countries. The purpose of this study was to describe the characteristics of patients attending the low vision clinic of a Nigerian tertiary hospital.
Methods
This was a prospective cross sectional study of all new patients seen at the low vision clinic over a 36 month period. Patients were administered with a structured questionnaire, and were examined and tested with low vision devices by the attending low vision specialist. Information on the demographic and clinical characteristics of the patients was recorded.
Results
A total of 193 new patients seen during the period were studied. The mean age was 41.4 years, and their ages ranged between 6 and 90 years with a male to female ratio of 1.9:1. Majority (58%) were aged below 50 years, 23.3% were children (≤15 years), while 21.8% were elderly patients (≥65 years). The commonest cause of low vision was retinitis pigmentosa (16.6%); 14.5% had age related macular degeneration (ARMD); 9.8% had albinism; while only 1% had diabetic retinopathy. ARMD (45.2%) was the commonest cause in the elderly patients, while albinism (24.4%) and optic atrophy (24.4%) were the commonest in children.
Conclusion
The demographic and clinical characteristics of low vision patients seen in this clinic are similar to that of patients in other developing countries, but different from those in developed countries. Elderly patients and females may be under-utilising low vision services. There is a need for further research into the determinants of low vision service utilisation in developing countries. This would further aid the planning and delivery of services to low vision patients in these countries.
doi:10.1186/1471-2415-12-31
PMCID: PMC3466151  PMID: 22846399
Low vision; Patient characteristics; Developing countries

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