A study on socio demographic profile of patients attending government hospital Tirupati with mechanical ocular injuries

Author : B. Sidda Naik, Sushma M, Shankar Reddy Dudala

The role of ocular injuries in causation of blindness has been a subject of immense importance and will remain so because of the rapid industrialization and mechanized farming which is coining up in our country. Cross-sectional observational study. Patients attending the outpatient Department of Ophthalmology, SVRRGG Hospital, Tirupathi with a history of Ocular Trauma. A total of 187 patients with mechanical eye injuries have been enrolled. In the present study, 73.8% were male and 26.2% were female. 56.1% belonged to 15-45 year age group. In both male (56.5%) and female (55.1%) maximum number of ocular injury cases were from 15-45 year age group. 70.1% were from urban area and 29.9% were from rural area.

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