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Normal corneal endothelial cell density in Nigerians

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Title
Normal corneal endothelial cell density in Nigerians
Published in
Clinical Ophthalmology, March 2016
DOI 10.2147/opth.s97070
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Temitope Ewete, Adegboyega Alabi, Efeoghene Ani

Abstract

The aim of the study was to describe the corneal endothelial cell density of adults at the MeCure Eye Center and to determine the relationship between age, sex, and corneal endothelial cell density. This study was a retrospective study looking at those records of individuals who had undergone specular microscopy or corneal endothelial cell count measurement at the MeCure Eye Center. The endothelial cell characteristics of 359 healthy eyes of 201 volunteers were studied. The mean corneal endothelial cell density (MCD) was 2,610.26±371.87 cells/mm(2) (range, 1,484-3,571 cells/mm(2)). The MCD decreased from 2,860.70 cells/mm(2) in the 20-30-year age group to 2,493.06 cells/mm(2) in the >70-year age group, and there was a statistically significant relationship between age and MCD with a P-value of <0.001. There was no statistically significant correlation between sex and corneal endothelial cell density (P=0.45). This study shows that endothelial cell density in Nigerian eyes is less than that reported in the Japanese, American, and Chinese eyes, and is comparable to that seen in Indian and Malaysian eyes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Nigeria 1 4%
Unknown 25 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 23%
Student > Postgraduate 3 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 8%
Other 2 8%
Researcher 2 8%
Other 7 27%
Unknown 4 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 58%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 4%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 5 19%

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