Sahiba Bedi1, Nitin Batra2, Ashish Chander3, Rupali Chopra4
Incidence of ocular injuries is on the rise and is the commonest cause of unilateral blindness. Some individuals are at increased risk of eye injury as a result of their occupation.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
Data was obtained from case files of the patients in the retrospective group. In the prospective group, a complete ophthalmological examination including fundus was done for each patient. A final visual outcome was recorded at the end of 3 months post trauma based on visual acuity.
Settings and Design- This was a 1 year retrospective and 1 year prospective study done in the Department of Ophthalmology, CMC, Ludhiana.
Statistical Analysis- The clinical data collected was analysed for frequencies and proportions.
The industries where ocular trauma was found to be highest were the metal industries (61.7%) followed by automobile industries (19.1%). Textile and woollen industry accounted for 5.8% cases. Metal objects caused injury in 81.7% of the cases.
Injuries occurring in industries are severe and males in age group of 21-30 years are most vulnerable. In view of costly medical care required and loss of productivity, preventive measures must be taken to avoid such injuries.