Major ocular trauma in Taiwan: 2002-2004 versus 2012-2014

Yi-Sheng Chang, Yu Ti Teng, Yi-Hsun Huang, Mei Ling Liu, Jia-Horung Hung, Sheng-Min Hsu, Fu-Chin Huang, Min-Hsiu Shih, Wan Ju Chen, Chun-Chieh Lai, Shu Fang Hsiao, Shih Hao Wang, Sung Huei Tseng

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We investigated the temporal changes in major eye injuries in Taiwan by reviewing the medical records of all patients with ocular trauma hospitalized at the National Cheng Kung University Hospital during 2002-2004 and 2012-2014. A total of 169 eyes (161 patients) during 2002-2004 and 121 eyes (120 patients) during 2012-2014 were enrolled (mean ± SD age: 41.9 ± 20.8 years in 2002-2004, and 51.8 ± 19.3 years in 2012-2014). Males accounted for ~75% of patients. The most frequent injury-causing object was metallic material (~24%), and blunt traumas were most frequently attributable to traffic accidents and falls. The most common locations of injuries for males and females were the workplace and home, respectively. Open-globe injuries occurred in ~70% of eyes, requiring primary repair, cataract extraction, and/or intraocular lens implantation. The frequencies of fall injury, lacrimal system laceration, lens injury, corneal/scleral foreign bodies, and use of intracameral antibiotics increased from 2002-2004 to 2012-2014, while those of closed-globe injury, vitreous haemorrhage, optic nerve injury, and medical treatment decreased. The final visual acuity remained poor (≤20/200) in >1/3 of injured eyes. Despite therapeutic advancements, major eye injuries still pose a high risk for poor visual outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7081
JournalScientific reports
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec 1

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Taiwan
Wounds and Injuries
Eye Injuries
Optic Nerve Injuries
Vitreous Hemorrhage
Intraocular Lens Implantation
Cataract Extraction
Traffic Accidents
Lacerations
Foreign Bodies
Tears
Workplace
Lenses
Visual Acuity
Medical Records
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Therapeutics

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Chang, Yi-Sheng ; Teng, Yu Ti ; Huang, Yi-Hsun ; Liu, Mei Ling ; Hung, Jia-Horung ; Hsu, Sheng-Min ; Huang, Fu-Chin ; Shih, Min-Hsiu ; Chen, Wan Ju ; Lai, Chun-Chieh ; Hsiao, Shu Fang ; Wang, Shih Hao ; Tseng, Sung Huei. / Major ocular trauma in Taiwan : 2002-2004 versus 2012-2014. In: Scientific reports. 2018 ; Vol. 8, No. 1.
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Major ocular trauma in Taiwan : 2002-2004 versus 2012-2014. / Chang, Yi-Sheng; Teng, Yu Ti; Huang, Yi-Hsun; Liu, Mei Ling; Hung, Jia-Horung; Hsu, Sheng-Min; Huang, Fu-Chin; Shih, Min-Hsiu; Chen, Wan Ju; Lai, Chun-Chieh; Hsiao, Shu Fang; Wang, Shih Hao; Tseng, Sung Huei.

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