Epidemiological analysis of ocular injuries in a tertiary care teaching hospital in coastal karnataka

Apoorva Vittal, Rajesh Kamath, Rahul Muniksrishna, Brayal D’Souza, Sagarika Kamath, L. Aswathi Raj, Biju Soman

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Abstract

The aim of the study was to study the epidemiological pattern of ocular injuries in a tertiary care teaching hospital in coastal karmataka. Methods: The study was a retrospective analysis of patients with ocular injuries. Those who visited Kasturba Hospital, Ophthalmology Department between Jan 2010 - Dec 2016 were included: 262 patients (213 men and 49 women). The details of these patients were accessed from their case files in the Medical Records Department (MRD) of Kasturba Hospital. The present study showed that patients in the age group of 28-37 years formed the majority of those affected by ocular injuries. The number of males affected was higher than the number of females affected. The most common ocular injuries was other injuries of eye and orbit, followed by Ocular laceration and rupture with prolapse or loss of intraocular tissue. In the current study, the right eye was injured 44% of the time, the left eye 43% of the time and both eyes 13% of the time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-131
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Toxicology
  • Law
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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