Original Research Article
Year: 2017 | Month: November | Volume: 7 | Issue: 11 | Pages: 107-110
Evaluation of Peadiatric Ocular Injury in Tertiary Care Centre
Ishwar Singh1, Monika Kharbanda2
1Assistant Professor, 2Senior Resident,
Department of Ophthalmology, Government Medical College, Patiala
Corresponding Author: Monika Kharbanda
Aim: To evaluate epidemiological characteristics and visual outcome of paediatric ocular injury in tertiary care centre.
Material and methods: A single centre, hospital based study carried out during January 2016 to December 2016, where children upto 15 years of age with ocular injury attending casualty were included.
Result: In our study, a total of 55 patients were enrolled. Incidence of ocular injury in children has been found to be 51.60 %. The highest incidence of eye injuries has been found in 6 – 10 year primary school age group. The majority of patients were males (83%). The incidence of ocular injury was more in rural areas (70.9%) as compared to urban areas (29.1%). Sport and play were responsible for majority (61.82%) of eye injuries in children. All children were followed up for a period of 3 months. 12(23.52%) children achieved a good visual acuity (6/12 or better), 21 cases achieved moderate vision, 18 children got poor vision (6/60 or less). Four children had poor visual outcome in form of endophthamitis.
Conclusion: Ocular injuries most commonly presented in young male boys. Continual and efficient health education of caretakers of children is mandatory for good preventive results.
Key words: Ocular injury, visual acuity endophthamitis.