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Faraji Oskooie J. A 1-year Study of Eye Trauma at Farabi Hospital. Tehran Univ Med J 1998; 56 (1) :54-57
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The author conducted 1-year study investigating the causation and management of eye trauma at Farabi Eye' center. All patients sustaining eye injuries who were evaluated by ophthalmology service over one year interval were included.
. A formal questionnaire was completed with details of the injuiy being obtained. An ophthalmologic examination was performed on each patient, and examination findings and diagnostic tests obtained, diagnosis and treatment were recorded and analyzed.
Nine hundreds and sixty-one injuries (65%) occured in males and 503 (35%) in females. The average age was 30 years. This study included 1464 eye injuries.
Four handreds and eighty-five (nearly 30%) of patients were in pediatric age group. Seventy percent of all patients were admitted within 24 hours of their injury. Fourty percent of all injuries occurred in the street, 30% at home, 15% at the work place , the rest either in school or sport field.
Among those older than 65 years of age, 70% of injuries were the result of fall. Seventy percent of all eye injuries were caused by blunt trauma. Diagnosis and management were recorded.
Conclusions : Tehran and other metropolitans population is more likely to sustain eye trauma as the result of an assault and is less likely to be involved in a work- or sports-related one.
Given poor compliance without patient management and follow-up, aggressive primary management may be indicated to optimize visual outcome

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