Assumpta Lucienne Bella-Hiag

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OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence and the various types of glaucoma in a Black urban Cameroonian population. MATERIAL AND METHOD A retrospective analysis of 1,343 glaucomatous patients' files (757 men and 586 women) from a total of 24,462 Cameroonian patients of all ages was carried out from January 1991 to December 2001 in the Douala General(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to identify the main ocular complications of leprosy in Cameroon. PATIENTS AND METHODS It is a prospective cross-sectional study which took place from July 1998 to January 1999 in five leprosaria in Cameroon. The ophthalmological examination of all patients was performed by the same team. RESULTS Of the 218 patients examined,(More)
Pediatric ophthalmology is poorly developed in Cameroon. However, efforts are being made to collect data essential for the development of national strategies to combat blindness. We relate our experience, within this framework, at a large public hospital in Cameroon. We carried out a retrospective study covering the period from June 1993 to May 1998,(More)
PURPOSE We undertook a study on strabismus in order to determine the characteristics of this disease in Cameroon. MATERIAL AND METHODS A prospective study was carried out in the ophthalmological unit of the Douala General Hospital from November 1991 to October 1995. All patients were examined and followed regularly by the same team. RESULTS We found 137(More)
We report here a clinical study investigating the main visual problems associated with albinism, with a view to determining the best treatment. We came across 42 cases of albinism during the course of this study, corresponding to a prevalence for albinism of 0.15%. One in ten albinos were of the yellow mutant type and more of the albinos were men than were(More)
PURPOSE We undertook this study with the aim to determine static ametropias of black Cameroonians as well as their clinical manifestations. It is a prospective study carried out in the Department of Ophthalmology of Douala General Hospital from January 1996 to December 1998. PATIENTS AND METHOD During this period, all patients who fulfilled our criteria(More)
AIM To study the particularities of late post-traumatic glaucoma with irido-corneal angle injuries in black Cameroonians. MATERIAL AND METHODS Retrospective analysis of 1343 files of glaucomatous patients was carried out from January 1991 to December 2001 at the Douala General Hospital in Cameroon in Central Africa. Fifty seven of them had post-traumatic(More)
Glaucoma is one of the major causes of blindness throughout the world; mostly because patients come to consultation late. We performed a prospective study of the intraocular pressure, fundus and perimetry in 307 young Cameroonians (20 to 39 years old). Glaucoma was found in 5.8% of cases. This study shows that the disease appears early in black people and(More)
Authors report the results of a retrospective study of epidemiological, clinical and therapeutical aspects of pterygium carried at the ophthalmological service of the Douala General Hospital. During the period of the study, 167 patients with pterygium were registered, which means a prevalence of 1.10%. The mean age of the patients was 41.76 years with(More)