Research Article - Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology (2020) Volume 4, Issue 1
Dengue: An emerging ocular problem
Aim: Dengue is a multi-organ disease so ophthalmic examination for all patients will be included in management protocol.
Setting and design: This was a cross-sectional study, conducted at public hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 1st August 2019 to 29 September 2019. (60 days) and total population was 4030.
Statistical analysis used: Though it was a cross-sectional study so frequency was shown in bar-chart and histogram and incidence were measured in percentage
Results: Among 4030 Dengue patient a total of 1457 patient was suffering from ocular problem and male, female ratio was 1.42:1. Consideration of age group 16-30 years was the most (47%) common. Among 4030 patients 1457 (36.15%) had ocular complaints, most of the patients were suffering from sub-conjunctival hemorrhage and it was 18.44% among the total dengue patient and 50.10% among the total ocular complications patients and retro-orbital pain (16.22% and 44.89%). The most devastating were endophthalmitis (0.07% and 0.21%) and panophthalmitis (0.10% and 0.27%).
Conclusion: Conclusion: There is a general proverb “Treat the man not the diseases,” many systemic diseases has got ocular effect and now-a-days the uncommon disease is becoming common and epidemic due to climate change. Dengue is such a disease which involves ocular tissue from mild to severe form so knowledge of ocular involvement of Dengue is mandatory for an ophthalmologist.Author(s): Md Anisur Rahman, Jamsed Faridi, Sharah Rahman, Ashraful Islam Khondokar, Bushra Naz, Mohammed Monir Hossain4