Epidemiology of Severe Ocular Injuries in Kashan, 1383

Aghadoost, D. and Zare, M. and Fazel, M.R. and Dalirian, A. (2008) Epidemiology of Severe Ocular Injuries in Kashan, 1383. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 11.

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Abstract

Background: This study was carried out to determine the frequency of severe ocular injuries and identify their nature. Material and Methods: 221 consecutive patients with severe eye injuries referred to emergency room of Matini hospital of Kashan University of Medical Sciences (KAUMS) during a twelve month period were enrolled to this cross -sectional study . All patients were visited by trained general physicians and after consultation with ophthalmologists were treated appropriately. Data were recorded and analyzed by means of descriptive statistics. Results: Out of 221 patients 186 (84.2) were male. Male to female ratio was 5:1 and the average age 22±14 years (range 1-85 years). Most ocular traumas occurred at age 11-30 years (57). The most common types of eye injury were eyelid laceration (39.8), corneal laceration (18.6), conjunctival laceration (13.1) and hyphema (11.3). Ninety percent of patients were referred to emergency room within 24 hours after trauma. Workplace and home-related ocular injuries accounted for 63.4 of cases. Fifty two percent of eye traumas were penetrating, 44 blunt and 4 of missile type. None of them used protective glasses. Conclusion: Our study showed that young males and children composed the majority of eye injury victims, so it is recommended to use safe measures in theses groups.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine
Divisions: Feyz journal
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 14:24
Last Modified: 22 May 2017 13:45
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2102

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