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Journal of the Korean Geriatrics Society 2013;17(4):192-197.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4235/jkgs.2013.17.4.192    Published online December 31, 2013.
The Clinical Features of Geriatric Ocular Trauma in a Regional Emergency Medical Center
Jae Ho Jang, Seung Woo Lee
Department of Ophthalmology, Dongguk University College of Medicine, Gyeongju, Korea. meinkamf@dongguk.ac.kr
일개 지역 응급센터로 내원한 노인 안외상 환자의 임상 양상
장재호⦁이승우
동국대학교 의과대학 안과학교실
Abstract
BACKGROUND
The development of the medicine and the rise in the expectation of living has led the Korea into an aging society and the senior population in the Korea continues to grow. The objective of this study is to investigate the clinical features of geriatric ocular trauma in in a regional emergency medical center.
METHODS
We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 163 eyes of 146 patients older than 65 with ocular trauma who visited Emergency Room of Dongguk University Gyeongju Hospital from March 1, 2007 to February 29, 2012.
RESULTS
In all patients, the incidence of the geriatric ocular trauma in patients over 65 was 7.3% (146 patients). And it was found to be 2.4 times more common in males (103 patients, 70.5%) than it was in females (43 patients, 29.5%). The mean age of patients was 70.7 years. Geriatric ocular trauma occurred mostly in the summer and the most common place of occurrence was the streets. Traffic accidents were the most common reason (35 patients, 24%) and the most common form of ocular trauma was the corneal erosion (42 patients, 21.1%).
CONCLUSION
Through this study we found out the characteristics and the tendency of geriatric ocular trauma. And these results can be helpful in the prevention of geriatric ocular trauma and the improvement on treatment of geriatric ocular trauma.
Key Words: Epidemiology, Geriatric, Eye injuries


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