Section 30. Disorders of the Eyes >
Part 2. Disorders of the Eye >
Chapter 583. Eye Emergencies and TraumaDaniel J. Karr and Alex V. Levin
Topics Discussed: ocular trauma; ophthalmology.
Sections: Corneal Abrasion, Thermal Injuries, Radiation Burns, Chemical Burns, Foreign Body of the Conjunctiva and Cornea, Eyelid Lacerations, Conjunctival Lacerations, Corneoscleral Lacerations (Ruptured Globe), Intraocular Foreign Body, Hyphema, Traumatic Optic Neuropathy, Orbital Fractures, Birth Injuries, References.
Excerpt:"Ocular trauma is a frequent presenting complaint and a major
cause of ocular morbidity and unilateral blindness in children.
The magnitude of serious eye injuries in children has been estimated
at 11.8 per 100,000 per year.1 Children in the
11-to-15-year age group have a higher incidence of trauma compared
to other age groups. Boys outnumber girls approximately 3 or 4 to
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