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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 157-159

Firecracker eye injuries during Deepavali festival: A case series

Department of Ophthalmology, Minto Ophthalmic Hospital, Bangalore, India

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Ravi Kumar
Minto Ophthalmic Hospital, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Chamrajpet, Bangalore - 02
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.60095

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We report a large series of ocular injuries caused by fire-crackers. This study was a hospital-based, singlecenter, retrospective case series in which the records of 51 patients with ocular injuries were analyzed. Injuries were classified according to Birmingham eye trauma terminology system (BETTS). Visual outcomes before and after the intervention were recorded. Ten patients were admitted for further management. As ocular firecracker injuries result in significant morbidity, public education regarding proper use of firecrackers may help in reducing the incidence of ocular injuries.

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