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Patterns of Ocular Trauma Presenting to the University Hospital of the West Indies in Jamaica

This was a prospective, observational study done over a 14-month period on patients with ocular trauma referred to the Eye Unit. Eighty patients were recruited, 71.3% were males. The 18-35-year age group sustained 41.3% of the trauma. Males had an odds ratio risk of 1.37.


Objective: The purpose of this study is to identify the causes of ocular trauma, determine the groups at risk and types of injuries presenting to the Eye Unit at the University Hospital of the West Indies.

April 23, 2014
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