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CHARACTERISTICS OF OCULAR TRAUMA IN CHILDREN

Adrian Laurențiu Stupariu, George Constantin Maniu and Lorand Kiss
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Adrian Laurențiu Stupariu: General Railroad Hospital Sibiu, “Lucian Blaga” University, Sibiu, Romania
George Constantin Maniu: “Lucian Blaga” University, Sibiu, Romania
Lorand Kiss: “Lucian Blaga” University, Sibiu, Romania

SEA - Practical Application of Science, 2018, issue 16, 47-52

Abstract: In order to identify the characteristics of ocular trauma in children for design of data analysis based, accurate and targeted preventive measures, we have studied 29 patients who suffered blunt eye trauma, age 18 and below. The following parameters where taken into account: environment, gender, traumatized eye, type of trauma, zone, circumstances, visual acuity and intraocular pressure. Results: Contusions were the most common type of injuries, the most frequent circumstance was contact with a blunt object undetermined intent, and in more than 50% of cases zone II was the most affected. 50% of patients were between 12-15 years, eye trauma caused by aggression was found to be more frequent between 14-15 years, while injuries produced by a blunt object, undetermined intent where found at a younger age, approximately 12 years old. Ocular hypertension or hypotension was found more often in the rural environment. Visual acuity over 0.5 on admission was found in 38% of patients, and on discharge there number went up to 86% of cases. The patients spent on average 7 days in the hospital.

Keywords: Blunt eye trauma; Close globe injury; Pediatric; Visual acuity; Trauma type; Zone (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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