Epidemiology of Pediatric Ocular Trauma in the Chaoshan Region, China, 2001–2010

@inproceedings{Cao2013EpidemiologyOP,
  title={Epidemiology of Pediatric Ocular Trauma in the Chaoshan Region, China, 2001–2010},
  author={He Cao and Liping Li and Mingzhi Zhang and Hongni Li},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Ocular trauma is the leading cause of monocular visual disability and noncongenital unilateral blindness in children. This study describes the epidemiology and medical care associated with nonfatal pediatric (≤ 17 years of age) eye injury-related hospitalization in the largest industrial base for plastic toy production in China. METHODS A population-based retrospective study of patients hospitalized for ocular and orbital trauma in the ophthalmology departments of 3 major tertiary… CONTINUE READING

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The study included 1035 injured eyes from 1018 patients over a 10-year period : 560 ( 54.1% ) eyes exhibited open globe injuries , 402 ( 38.8% ) eyes suffered closed globe injuries , 10 ( 1.0% ) eyes suffered chemical injuries and 8 ( 0.8% ) eyes exhibited thermal injuries , representing an average annual hospitalization rate of 0.37 per 10,000 ( 95% confidence interval [ CI ] , 0.36 - 0.38 ) due to pediatric eye injury in the Chaoshan region .
The study included 1035 injured eyes from 1018 patients over a 10-year period : 560 ( 54.1% ) eyes exhibited open globe injuries , 402 ( 38.8% ) eyes suffered closed globe injuries , 10 ( 1.0% ) eyes suffered chemical injuries and 8 ( 0.8% ) eyes exhibited thermal injuries , representing an average annual hospitalization rate of 0.37 per 10,000 ( 95% confidence interval [ CI ] , 0.36 - 0.38 ) due to pediatric eye injury in the Chaoshan region .
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