publication . Article . 2014


JC Nelson-Imoru; L Mowatt; CA Walters;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2014 Journal: WIMJ Open (issn: 0799-3889, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: The University of the West Indies
Objective: The purpose of this study is to identify the causes of ocular trauma, determine the groups at risk and types of injuries presenting to the Eye Unit at the University Hospital of the West Indies. Method: A prospective observational study was done over a 14-month period on trauma related referrals to the ophthalmology department. A questionnaire was administered and data were collected on the patient’s age, gender, affected eye, aetiology and location of trauma, visual acuity and intraocular pressure (IOP). Statistical analysis was performed using STATA. Results: There were 84 eyes of 80 patients, of which 71.3% were males and 28.7% were females. The ag...
Medical Subject Headings: eye diseasesgenetic structuressense organs
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