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A RESEARCH STUDY TO KNOW ABOUT THE OCULAR TRAUMA PATTERN IN A SECONDARY CARE HOSPITAL

AUTHORS:

Dr Seemab Fatima, Dr Sameen Aslam, Dr. Wajiha Irfan

ABSTRACT:

Background: Ocular trauma is prominent emergency situation. Objectives: This study was done to know about the ocular trauma pattern in a secondary care hospital of Lahore. Subjects and Methods: This study was done in eye department of Mayo Hospital Lahore. The time period of this study was two years. Five and six patients showing ocular trauma were selected. Detailed medical history including complete examination was written in a questionnaire. Statistical analysis was also done. Result: Among 506 selected patients, 77.7% 22.3% were male and female respectively. 145 patients were worker 90 patients were house wife. Mostly trauma cases were reported within few hours. Injury commonly occurs at workplace and at home. 80% patients were found with mechanical trauma. Mostly eyelid was injured in the trauma cases. Deep cut involving full thickness was seen in 38.9 patients. Conclusion: Conjoined open globe traumatic globe injuries were most commonly observed. Their chances observed. Their chances can be reduced with preventive measures. Keywords: Ocular emergency, trauma, globe injuries.

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