publication . Article . 2018

Post-Ocular Trauma Corneal Staphyloma in a Child Living in an Underdeveloped Region of Eastern Indonesia

Ratna Sitompul; Gladys Kusumowidagdo; Eiko B. Matiur; Julie D. Barliana; Rita S. Sitorus; Saleha Sungkar;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2018 Journal: Case Reports in Ophthalmology, volume 9, issue 1, pages 24-29 (eissn: 1663-2699, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: S. Karger AG
Abstract
Ocular trauma occurring in children often leads to visual impairment or blindness when it is not properly managed. This often occurs in underdeveloped regions with difficult access to professional care at local health facilities. We report a case of post-trauma corneal staphyloma in an underdeveloped region of eastern Indonesia to illustrate the importance of proper management of ocular trauma in areas lacking such expertise and where patients have difficulty accessing even basic health care. During a community health outreach in Southwest Sumba, eastern Indonesia in May 2017, a 7-year-old boy presented with white protrusion of the left eye of 3 years’ duration ...
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Medical Subject Headings: genetic structureseye diseasessense organs
free text keywords: Case Report, Corneal staphyloma, Trauma, Complications, Underdeveloped regions, Indonesia, Ophthalmology, RE1-994, Ocular trauma, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Visual impairment, medicine.symptom, Blindness, medicine.disease, business.industry, business
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publication . Article . 2018

Post-Ocular Trauma Corneal Staphyloma in a Child Living in an Underdeveloped Region of Eastern Indonesia

Ratna Sitompul; Gladys Kusumowidagdo; Eiko B. Matiur; Julie D. Barliana; Rita S. Sitorus; Saleha Sungkar;