Study on pediatric ocular trauma.

Kannan, P (2007) Study on pediatric ocular trauma. Masters thesis, Madras Medical College, Chennai.


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“Pediatric ocular trauma is trauma forever” holds right. Ocular trauma mostly always has consequences which need periodic follow up. Pediatric ocular trauma differs from adult in • Generally, late onset of presentation to hospital • Difficulty in examination • Necessity of frequent GA and repeated surgical procedures • Difficulty in postoperative care and needs parents education • Possibility of amblyopia and other complications. Classification Ocular injuries can be anatomically classified as intraocular injuries and extraocular injuries. Extraocular injuries are lid lacerations, orbital fractures, orbital hemorrhage, traumatic optic neuropathy etc. Ocular Trauma classification group has classified intraocular mechanical injuries into closed globe and open globe injuries. Conclusion:Visual prognosis of ocular trauma depends on area of the involvement and time of presentation. More emphasis should be laid out on preventive measures by educating parents and children on ocular trauma and timely management.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: pediatrics; ocular trauma; children
Subjects: MEDICAL > Ophthalmology
Depositing User: Devi S
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2017 10:07
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2017 10:07

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