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VILA MUSTELIER, Miriam et al. Clinical epidemiological characteristic of people from Timor with pterygium assisted in "Guido Valadares" National Hospital. MEDISAN [online]. 2016, vol.20, n.6, pp.746-752. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive and cross-sectional study of 70 patients with pterygium, assisted in the Ophthalmology Service of "Guido Valadares" National Hospital in Dili, East Timor, was carried out from August, 2014 to January, 2015, aimed at characterizings them according to some clinical epidemiological variables of interest. In the case material the 31-45 age group (35.7 %), the male sex (55.7 %) and the nasal or internal localization of the clinical entity (92.9 %) prevailed. Likewise, the solar radiations and the powder and wind atmosphere were the most frequent as risk factors (with 36.7 % in each case), which evidenced a higher exposure (73.4 % of those affected) to environmental agents and, consequently, a close relationship of these with the emergence of the pterygium

Keywords : pterygium; environmental factors; Ophthalmology Service; East Timor.

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