PROFILE OF OCULAR TRAUMA PATIENTS IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL IN INDIA, A PROSPECTIVE STUDY
Keywords:ocular trauma, eye injuries, penetrating eye injuries, hyphaema
Objective: The purpose of this study is to identify the patterns, presentations of ocular trauma, todetermine the groups at risk, types of injuries, analyze visual outcomes of ocular trauma in patients presenting at our hospital.
Method –It is a prospective hospital based study done over a period of one year on ocular trauma patientsbetween Jan 2020 – Dec 2020.All consecutive, consenting patients with ocular trauma were interviewed with the aid of a questionnaire and underwent a detailed eye examination.
Results: The study included 100 patients .Males were affected in 82%cases. The highest incidence of trauma was seen in the age group of 21-30 years( 29%).Children below 10 years were found in 12 % cases.Blunt trauma was found in 49% whereas penetrating injuries were found in 44 %. The most common site of injury was the cornea(30.58%).
Keywords: ocular trauma, eye injuries, penetrating eye injuries, hyphaema
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