Trends over time in the incidence of congenital anophthalmia, microphthalmia and orbital malformation in England: database study

  title={Trends over time in the incidence of congenital anophthalmia, microphthalmia and orbital malformation in England: database study},
  author={A. Dharmasena and T. Keenan and R. Goldacre and Nick Hall and M. Goldacre},
  journal={British Journal of Ophthalmology},
  pages={735 - 739}
Aims To study trends over time in the incidence of congenital anophthalmia, microphthalmia and orbital malformations in England, along with changes in hospital admission rates for these conditions. Methods Using English National Hospital Episode Statistics (1999–2011), the annual rate of hospital admissions related to anophthalmia, microphthalmia and congenital malformations of orbit/lacrimal apparatus was calculated per 100 000 infants. The records were person-linked, which enabled patients… Expand
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