:: Volume 1, Number 2 (summer 1999) ::
J Shahrekord Univ Med Sci 1999, 1(2): 39-43 Back to browse issues page
The epidemiological investigation of traumatic corneal laceration in the Resalat Hospital, Shahrekord
Iraj Eslami *, Ali Salehi, Behrouz Safdarian, Mashallah Hajian
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Lacerating injury of the cornea is an important cause of ocular morbidity and children are the main victims of this disorder. In order to evaluate corneal rupture prevalence and promote its prevention, this study was carried out. This survey was performed on the patients undertaken operation for corneal perforation from Oct 1994 to Oct 1996 in the Resalat Hospital of Shahrekord. Investigated parameters were age, sex, causative agent and complications. The age range was 1-75 years, and 66 out of 90 patients (73.3%) were males and 24 (26.7%) were females. The number of patients was significantly higher in the pediatric group (74.4%) than the adult group (25.6%). Penetrating trauma was the most common cause of corneal perforation and trauma by woods was the most prevalent one. Iris prolaps (43.3%) and cataract (38.9) were the most common complications. Compared to other reports and test books, corneal perforations in our patients occurred in younger age groups and had different causes. Previous investigations reported that corneal perforation occurred mostly in young adults and the major causes were air gun bullets, car accidents, and assaults, but in our study woods and other sharp instruments were the most common causes of the corneal perforation in children’s eyes.
Keywords: Keywords: Laceration, Cataract, Prolaps
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Type of Study: Research |
Received: 2011/06/25



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