The epidemiological investigation of traumatic corneal laceration in the Resalat Hospital, Shahrekord

Eslami, Iraj. and Salehi, Ali. and Safdarian, Behrouz. and Hajian, Mashaallah. (1999) The epidemiological investigation of traumatic corneal laceration in the Resalat Hospital, Shahrekord. journal of shahrekord university of medical sciences, 1 (2).


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Lacerating injury of the cornea is an important cause of ocular morbidity and children are the main victims of this disorder. In order to evaluate corneal rupture prevalence and promote its prevention, this study was carried out. This survey was performed on the patients undertaken operation for corneal perforation from Oct 1994 to Oct 1996 in the Resalat Hospital of Shahrekord. Investigated parameters were age, sex, causative agent and complications. The age range was 1-75 years, and 66 out of 90 patients (73.3%) were males and 24 (26.7%) were females. The number of patients was significantly higher in the pediatric group (74.4%) than the adult group (25.6%). Penetrating trauma was the most common cause of corneal perforation and trauma by woods was the most prevalent one. Iris prolaps (43.3%) and cataract (38.9) were the most common complications. Compared to other reports and test books, corneal perforations in our patients occurred in younger age groups and had different causes. Previous investigations reported that corneal perforation occurred mostly in young adults and the major causes were air gun bullets, car accidents, and assaults, but in our study woods and other sharp instruments were the most common causes of the corneal perforation in children’s eyes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Laceration, Cataract, Prolaps
Subjects: WW Ophthalmology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Ophthalmology
Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Journal of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences
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Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2017 05:04
Last Modified: 21 May 2018 09:22

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