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Year : 1988  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 82-85

Ocular injuries in union territory of Pondicherry-Clinical presentation

Professor of Ophthalmology, JIPMER, Pondicherry, India

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Mathew Krishnan
Professor of Ophthalmology, JIPMER, Pondicherry
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PMID: 3235169

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1704 cases of ocular injuries were seen in 7 years. Of these, 1039 cases had extraocular injuries. Foreign bodies were the commonest - 1298 (90.2%), followed by lid lacerations (7.7%). 250 cases had intraocular injuries and these have been analysed with reference to the clinical presentation. Perforating injuries were seen in 173 eves (69.2%). The most common manifestation was corneal tear (89.3%) 135 (78.03%) cases had uveal prolapse. Among the 77 cases of blunt injuries there was subluxation of the lens in 30 eves (35.96%), hvpheama in 21 eves (27.2%) and secondary glaucoma in 17 eves (22.07%).

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