Eye Disorders in Bangladesh: A Hospital-based Descriptive Study

  • Md. Ali Hossain Manarat International University, Dhaka
  • Tania Akter Asa Islamic University, Kushtia
  • Fazlul Huq The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Mohammad Ali Moni The University of Sydney, Australia
Keywords: eye disorder, avastin, surgeries, retinal laser, phaco

Abstract

The incidence and treatment of common eye disorders in Bangladesh are poorly understood. This study aims to provide a comprehensive overview of this clinical challenge to better enable the design of appropriate healthcare strategies.  The incidence and treatment of common eye disorders in Bangladesh are poorly understood. This study aims to provide a comprehensive overview of this clinical challenge to better enable the design of appropriate healthcare strategies.  Different types of eye disorder data were collected from patients aged 1 to 96 years admitted for eye surgery from March 2016 to October 2016 (N = 2390) at the Bangladesh Eye Hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Patient age distribution and types of treatment received were analysed, and incidence rates calculated.  Patients (58% male) underwent a total of 43 different types of eye surgeries. Among the surgeries reported 32.8% were Avastin intravitreal injections, 25.5% were Phaco with IOL, 14.6% were retinal laser therapies, 7.5% were YAG Laser and 6.5% were VR surgery. It is notable that a higher number of people suffered in ocular, cataract and retinal disorder respectively among all the eye disorders. With increasing patient age, the number of eye disorder treatments increased and it reached to peak number in the age group 56-60 years, although numbers varied greatly across age groups.

Author Biographies

Md. Ali Hossain, Manarat International University, Dhaka

Assistant Professor, Dept. of CSE

Fazlul Huq, The University of Sydney, Australia

Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health

Mohammad Ali Moni, The University of Sydney, Australia

Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health

Published
2019-03-30
Section
Articles