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Characteristics of Ocular Trauma in Children
Characteristics of Ocular Trauma in Children

Author(s): Adrian Laurențiu Stupariu, George Constantin Maniu, Lorand Kiss
Subject(s): Health and medicine and law, Demography and human biology
Published by: Fundatia Română pentru Inteligenta Afacerii
Keywords: Blunt eye trauma; Close globe injury; Pediatric; Visual acuity; Trauma type; Zone;

Summary/Abstract: In order to identify the characteristics of ocular trauma in children for design of data analysis based, accurate and targeted preventive measures, we have studied 29 patients who suffered blunt eye trauma, age 18 and below. The following parameters where taken into account: environment, gender, traumatized eye, type of trauma, zone, circumstances, visual acuity and intraocular pressure. Results: Contusions were the most common type of injuries, the most frequent circumstance was contact with a blunt object undetermined intent, and in more than 50% of cases zone II was the most affected. 50% of patients were between 12-15 years, eye trauma caused by aggression was found to be more frequent between 14-15 years, while injuries produced by a blunt object, undetermined intent where found at a younger age, approximately 12 years old. Ocular hypertension or hypotension was found more often in the rural environment. Visual acuity over 0.5 on admission was found in 38% of patients, and on discharge there number went up to 86% of cases. The patients spent on average 7 days in the hospital.

  • Issue Year: VI/2018
  • Issue No: 16
  • Page Range: 47-52
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English