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Glatz, W; Tarmann, L; Schorkhuber, M; Bergloff, J; Ivastinovic, D; Wedrich, A.
Analysis and comparison of corneal and intraocular foreign bodies at the department of ophthalmology of the medical university of Graz
SPEKTRUM AUGENHEILKD. 2016; 30(1): 31-34.
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Berglöff Jutta
Glatz Marlene
Glatz Wilfried
Ivastinovic Domagoj
Vajda Lisa
Wedrich Andreas
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Abstract:
The injury of the eye through corneal and intraocular foreign bodies is a very common and important diagnosis in every department of ophthalmology. In this paper these two types of injuries are compared concerning accident cause, frequency over the years, gender preference and time of incidence. A retrospective data analysis of all patients with these two diagnoses in the years 2007-2013 of our clinic was performed. All data are derived from our electronic health record (FileMaker Inc., v3-6 and Eymed). In this period we registered 12,890 patients with a corneal foreign body and 110 patients with an intraocular foreign body. While men were affected in 96.9 % respectively 92.1 % of these injuries, the amount of women was, with a percentage of 3.1 % respectively 7.9 %, significantly lower. The number of patients decreased from 2077 to 1615 over the years, while the number of injuries with an intraocular foreign body remained stable. The most common cause of an injury with a corneal foreign body is the occupational injury. Injuries with an intraocular foreign body are more common in the private sector. Although the number of patients with a corneal foreign body decreased over the last years, safety goggles should be used especially in the private sector to prevent injuries with an intraocular foreign body.

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