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Occupational Eye Injury Among Sawmill Workers in Nigeria

  title={Occupational Eye Injury Among Sawmill Workers in Nigeria},
  author={Odarosa M. Uhumwangho and I Njinaka and Omolabake T Edema and Oseluese Anastasia Dawodu and Afekhide Ernest Omoti},
To determine the prevalence and pattern of occupational ocular injuries in sawmill workers in Nigeria. A cross-sectional study of sawmill workers was carried out using pretested questionnaires. Ocular examination was done on site with a pen torch, portable hand-held slit lamp bio-microscope and direct ophthalmoscope. The Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS 16) was used to analyze the data obtained; p<0.05 was taken as significant. A total of 553 saw mill workers were studied of which… 

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