Eye injuries in Benghazi

Short communication


Abdelsalm A Geilani, Abir Benamer

Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Garyounis University, Benghazi, Libya

JMJ Vol.5 No. 1 (Spring) 2006: 56-58


Eye injuries constitute an important cause of morbidity in Benghazi. A retrospective study was conducted to examine eye injuries that required hospital admission over the the last 4 years (2000-2003). The objective of the study was to describe the profile of eye injuries requiring admission to the hospital. The total number of patients evaluated was (1964), 84% of whom were males and 16% were females, patients under 20 years of age constituted 45% of total cases, 55% of all injuries occurred in street, 18% of all injuries were related to occupational exposure, particularly among industrial and construction workers; Adequate preventive measures to minimize the risk of ocular injuries among the population at risk are warranted; these should address safety in home, playground and work environment. The objective of this study was to examine the profile of severe eye injuries that required admission to the hospital. Demographic characteristics of patients such as age, gender, occupation and its relationship to the type of eye injury, aetiology and outcome of ocular trauma were noted.

Keywords: Eye injury, Blunt, Sharp, Chemical, Thermal

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