Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 1973;14(4):363-367.
Published online January 1, 2001.
A Statistical Observation on the Eye Injuries in Childhood.
Kyu Hyoung Han, Soo Jik Lee, Duck Keun Yoon
Department of Ophthalmology, St. Mary's Hospital, Catholic Medical College and Center, Seoul, Korea.
소아안외상의 (小兒眼外傷) 통계적관찰
Abstract
The authors ana lysed statistically seventy-five cases of the eye injuries in childhood under the age of 20 years old during a full year of 1972. 1. Incidence of eye injuries under 20 years old was about 1.1% of total out-patients and 39.9% of total eye injuries. 2. The most common objects to the injury were iron pieces or iron made materials (24%) such as needle, nail, flying iron piece, toy, wire and bar etc. 3. The most common nature of eye injuries was traumatic cataract (14.2%) 4. Seasonally the high peak of injuries was in summer (33.3%) and winter vacation (30.7%) 5. Blindness(under20/200 of corrected VA) was occured finally in 10.8% of total 75 cases.


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