Y. M. Canavan

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The anterior segments of 212 eyes (205 patients) were evaluated one to 14 years after contusional eye injuries. Anterior chamber angle recession was the commonest complication, occurring in 153 of 190 eyes examined (80.5%). However, only one patient developed ocular hypertension. Iris abnormalities were found in 37.3% of eye injured, the most common(More)
Ocular injuries of sufficient severity to necessitate admission to the Eye and Ear Clinic, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, were sustained by 1707 male patients and 325 female patients. Blunt injury occurred in 1063 eyes (49.2%), perforating injury in 1037 (48%), and intraocular or intraorbital foreign bodies in 181 eyes (8.4%). More than three-quarters of(More)
Statistics on the registration of blind and partially-sighted patients in Northern Ireland underestimate the true extent of visual impairment within our community. In comparison to other UK regions, where between 0.53% and 0.59% of the population avail of blind or partial sight registration, only 0.35% of residents in Northern Ireland appear on the(More)
The fundi of 114 patients were evaluated one to 14 years following contusional eye injury. Most injuries to children occurred at sport and play. Domestic and civil assaults, sporting injuries and industrial accidents were common. Males in the second and third decades of life were predominantly affected. Iris tears, pupillary abnormalities and angle(More)
Contrast sensitivity was evaluated in 95 patients who regained a visual acuity of 6/6 following a contusional injury of one eye. The injuries occurred 2 to 12 years prior to examination. A book of printed sinusoidal grating patterns of varying contrasts and spatial frequencies was used, and 15 patients were found to have a significant difference in contrast(More)
The provision of the wide variety of support services necessary for patients with multiple handicaps is often poorly coordinated. In this study a group of 108 adults, aged from 19 to 90 years, who suffered from multiple physical handicaps and attended a rehabilitation day care centre, had their visual functions and requirements assessed by a(More)
Injuries to the eye, both contusional and perforating, have a considerable visual morbidity not the least of which is a cosmetically unacceptable eye. Meticulous primary surgical repair and judicious secondary reconstruction of the eye may not only preserve visual functions but substantially improve the patient's appearance. Most cosmetic problems follow(More)
A series of 57 patients with injuries to the proximal lacrimal drainage apparatus was reviewed to assess the long-term sequelae. The lower canaliculus was involved in 33 patients, the upper in ten, and both upper and lower in twelve, while the common canaliculus and lacrimal sac were each involved in one patient. It was found that either the upper or the(More)
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