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 ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 1990  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 20-2

Pediatric ocular trauma--a clinical presentation.


Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. R. N. Cooper Hospital, Juhu, Vileparle, Bombay, Maharashtra.

Correspondence Address:
S Dasgupta
Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. R. N. Cooper Hospital, Juhu, Vileparle, Bombay, Maharashtra.

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PMID: 0002097350

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A year long study of ocular injuries in children below the age of 15 years was conducted in the Ophthalmology Department of a general hospital. Fortyfour cases were studied. Of these 45.45% were in the age group of 6-10 years. The male to female ratio was 5.28 : 1. Pointed objects viz. sticks, wires etc. were found to be the common causative agents; the recent trend being of bow and arrow injuries. Ocular perforation was observed in 28 cases. On follow up of all the cases with ocular trauma, only 12 patients were found to have a visual acuity better than 6/18; perception of light was absent in 7 patients. A need for increased parental awareness and supervision of children is stressed upon.






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