+ Site Statistics
+ Resolve Accession
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
EurekaMag Most Shared ContentMost Shared
EurekaMag PDF Full Text ContentPDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full TextRequest PDF Full Text
Submit PDF Full TextSubmit PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter
Follow on Google+Follow on Google+
Follow on LinkedInFollow on LinkedIn

+ Translate

Epidemiological study of eye injuries in Brazilian children

, : Epidemiological study of eye injuries in Brazilian children. Archives of Ophthalmology 106(6): 781-784

A year-long follow-up study of 146 eye injuries in children up to 15 years of age was carried out in two emergency hospitals of a southern Brazilian city. These injuries represent approximately 65% of the total number of patients seeking ophthalmic care at emergency hospitals within this city. Patients were followed up for at least four months after injury; visual results as well as epidemiological factors were analyzed. Based on these findings, children in the 0- to 5-year-old group were at greatest risk, regardless of sex; among children older than 5 years, eye injuries were more frequent in boys. Generally, the child takes part in the accident as an active participant, and adequate adult supervision decreases the number of these accidents. Analysis of the relationship between socioeconomic levels of the parents and severity of eye injuries revealed that severe eye injuries were more frequent in lower socioeconomic strata. In severe eye injuries 35.1% of the children ended with visual acuity under 20/200 in the affected eye, which corresponds to 9% of all studied eye injuries.

(PDF same-day service: $19.90)

Order PDF Full Text


Click here to order any other PDF Full Text

Accession: 005375560

PMID: 3370006

DOI: 10.1001/archopht.1988.01060130851038

PDF Full Text: Submit

Submit PDF Full Text

No spam - Every submission is manually reviewed

Due to poor quality, we do not accept files from Researchgate

Submitted PDF Full Texts will always be free for everyone
(We only charge for PDFs that we need to acquire)

Select a PDF file:

Other references

Hall, A.J.; Bixler, D.; Haddy, L.E., 2008: Multiclonal outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections on a collegiate football team. An outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) occurred in a college football team in August 2006. Of 109 players on the team roster, 88 (81%) were interviewed during a cohort investigatio...

Pult, H.; Gill, F.; Riede-Pult, B.H., 2013: Effect of three different liposomal eye sprays on ocular comfort and tear film. OptrexActiMist (AM, Optima-Pharma, Germany) was applied onto one, randomly selected eye of 8 subjects (female<hsp sp=".25"/>=<hsp sp=".25"/>49; mean age<hsp sp=".25"/>=<hsp sp=".25"/>...

Rivard, P. G.; Woodard, P. M., 1987: Germination and morphological responses of Typha latifolia L. (cattail) to seedbed ash concentration. The influence of ash concentration in solution on germination and seedling morphology of Typha latifolia L. was investigated in a laboratory experiment. Germination in light was 90% in distilled water and 82% in green leaf extract (GLE). Germinati...

Baker, George E., 1943: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever A nine-year study of Wyoming cases. Jour Lancet: 207-213

Thrum H., 1970: Identification of new antibiotics. Umezawa, Hameo (President) Progress in Antimicrobial And Anticancer Chemotherapy, Vols 1 And 2 Proceedings Of The 6th International Congress Of Chemotherapy Xxvii + 1096p (Vol 1) Illus Xvi + 1252p + Xxiii (Vol 2) Illus University Park Press: Baltimore, Md , U S A ; Manchester, England 1009

Choubert G.; Faure Muret A., 1971: The folded chains of the upper Precambrian. Tectonic and sedimentary zones, metamorphism, paleogeography, geochronology, western Africa.

Li, R. H.; Zettler, F. W.; Purcifull, D. E.; Hiebert, E., 1998: The nucleotide sequence of the 3'-terminal region of dasheen mosaic virus (Caladium isolate) and expression of its coat protein is Escherichia coli for antiserum production. A caladium isolate of dasheen mosaic virus (DsMV-Ch) was cloned as cDNA from genomic RNA. The sequence of the 3'-terminal 3 158 nucleotides, which consisted of the 3'-terminus of the NIa gene, the NIb gene, the coat protein (CP) gene, an...

Colonello, N. A.; Zufelato, M. S.; Simoes, Z. L. P.; Bitondi, M. M. G., 2003: In vitro secretion of ecdysteroid-dependent proteins and of a 70 kDa subunit reactive to anti-prophenoloxidase serum by Apis mellifera integument. A tissue culture approach was used to monitor changes in protein secretion by integuments from A. mellifera along the pupal stage. A dramatic change in epidermal protein secretion was correlated with the variation in endogenous ecdysteroid from a...

Ekinci, K.; Keener, H. M.; Elwell, D. L., 1998: Composting short paper fiber with broiler litter and additives - alum, HiClayReg. alumina and sulfuric acid: I. effects of initial pH and carbon/nitrogen ratio on ammonia emission. Short paper fiber (SPF), a by-product of the paper mill industry, was co-composted with broiler litter (BL). SPF has a high C:N (>200) and the composting rate is slow unless nitrogen is added. BL, consisting of bedding materials (sawdust, groun...

Chen, H.; Petty, E.; Willing, M.; Patel, V.; Milewicz, D. M., 1997: Clinical features and genetic heterogeneity of familial thoracic aortic aneurysms/dissections. American Journal of Human Genetics 61(4 SUPPL ): A94, Oct