Epidemiological Profiles of Industrial Ocular Injuries.

Published on Jan 1, 2013in Journal of The Korean Ophthalmological Society
· DOI :10.3341/JKOS.2013.54.1.136
Ji Eun Lee3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Kosin University),
Soo Young Kim7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Kosin University)
+ 1 AuthorsSang Joon Lee11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Kosin University)
Purpose: We investigated the regional characteristics and new currents of ocular injuries and use the results for the prevention and treatment of ocular injuries. Methods: We retrospectively surveyed 1115 eyes of 1013 patients who visited Gachon medical center from January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2003. The incidence of ocular injuries, sex, age, monthly and seasonal distribution, causes, diagnosis, visual acuity and complications were reviewed statistically. Results: The incidence of ocular inju...
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#1William E. Benson (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 2
#2Robert Machemer (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 38
: Forty-one patients underwent vitrectomy through the pars plana for sequelae of severe penetrating injuries. Almost all were inoperable by conventional techniques. After a minimum follow-up time of six months, 13 eyes (32%) had visual improvement and six (15%) were technical successes. The main cause for failure was intravitreal proliferation of fibrous tissue.
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