Ocular trauma in Mosul. Descriptive study


ABSTRACTObjective: To determine the incidence of ocular trauma (OT) in Mosul.Methods: Retrospective case series study of (156) patients of OT admitted to Al-Jamhori Teaching Hospital, who were referred from emergency department to ophthalmic unit during one year from 1st Jan. till 31st Dec. 2010. Data regarding age and sex of patients, and types, causes and season of injuries were noted.Results: About 4.4% (156 out of 3307) of patients admitted to ophthalmic unit as (OT) in one year period and 4.3% of operations (101 out of 2335) done for OT in operative theater, 85.2% were males, and 89.1% were 30 years and younger. Mean age was 15.8 years ± 13.2 SD, 60.3% (94/156) were open-globe injuries and there were seasonal differences.Conclusion: Young age males were mostly affected and open-globe injuries were the commonest types. Also there were seasonal differences.


Ocular, trauma, OG injury