International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Ophthalmology | Cambodia | Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023 | Rating: 5.1 / 10

A Prospective Study on Clinical Features and Visual Outcome of Penetrating Eye Injury at Preah Ang Duong Hospital, Cambodia

Sivlang BY | Piseth KONG [2] | Meng NGY | Amarin MAR [2] | Ponndara ITH | Saly SAINT

Abstract: Purpose: The study is conducted to evaluate the clinical features and visual outcomes of penetrating eye injury at Preah Ang Duong Hospital. Methods: A prospective review of one hundred patients who underwent surgical repair of a penetrating eye injury was conducted at the ophthalmology department of the Preah Ang Duong Hospital from September 2021 to August 2022. Age, gender, place, cause and visual acuity (VA) were evaluated. Results: The injuries are common in 2nd and 3rd decades of life with significantly in male. Majority of trauma is caused by metallic objects which predominantly occur at work and home. Corneal laceration is the most frequently injured responsible for 72% of the total cases. Fifty seven percent patients were blind at the time of presentation whereas at discharge one percent were blind. Conclusions: Penetrating eye injury is one of the common causes attending Ophthalmology Department. Prevention is recommended to reduce visual disabilities due to ocular trauma.

Keywords: Penetrating eye injury, visual acuity (VA)

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023,

Pages: 1499 - 1501

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