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April 1936

Twenty-Second Annual Report of the Ophthalmic Hospitals Section for 1934.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1936;15(4):792. doi:10.1001/archopht.1936.00840160216024

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Abstract

During the year of this report a number of new units have been added to the ophthalmic hospitals in Egypt. The clinical work for 1934 was as follows: new patients, 928,215; inpatients, 27,860, and operations, 305,206—an increase of nearly 10 per cent over the figures for 1933. The number of patients found to be blind in one or both eyes was 5.9 per cent. The causes for this blindness are given in a special table. Acute ophthalmia was the cause in 81 per cent of the cases, and the gonococcus was the predominating factor of infection. Glaucoma was the cause of blindness in 10 per cent of the cases.

The number of operations performed during 1934 was 305,206. Of these, 1,700 were for senile cataract, 370 for soft cataract and 89,674 for trichiasis and entropion. Other operations numbered 27,067. The Snellen operation for trichiasis and entropion was the one generally

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