A case-control study of visual acuity in onychocryptosis.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207011
Title:
A case-control study of visual acuity in onychocryptosis.
Authors:
Hogan, Aisling M; Broe, David; Stunnell, Helen; Bobart, Andra; Ridgway, Paul F
Affiliation:
St. Vincent's University Hospital, Adelaide & Meath Hospital, incorporating the, National Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
Citation:
Int J Dermatol. 2009 Nov;48(11):1183-6.
Journal:
International journal of dermatology
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207011
DOI:
10.1111/j.1365-4632.2009.04161.x
PubMed ID:
20064171
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: There are many theories surrounding the etiology of ingrown toenails (IGTN). Few factors have been formally assessed, but it is widely accepted that a poor nail cutting technique has a causative role. AIM: To investigate the hypothesis that decreased visual acuity may lead to inadequate nail cutting and the formation of IGTN. METHODS: A prospective case-control study was performed. Near and distance visual acuity were tested on a population with IGTN (n = 19) and compared with that of an age- and sex-matched control cohort (n = 24) who underwent epidermal cyst excision in the same tertiary referral center. Comparisons of visual acuity were made between groups by Mann-Whitney U-test. Differences were taken to be significant if P < 0.05. Institutional Review Board approval was sought and granted. RESULTS: No significant difference in visual acuity (near or distance) was demonstrated between patients with IGTN and the control group (P = 0.33). CONCLUSION: Visual acuity does not appear to play a significant role in the development of IGTN.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Activities of Daily Living; Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Case-Control Studies; Eyeglasses; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Nails, Ingrown/*etiology; Prospective Studies; Self Care; Vision, Low/*complications; *Visual Acuity; Young Adult
ISSN:
1365-4632 (Electronic); 0011-9059 (Linking)

Full metadata record

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dc.contributor.authorHogan, Aisling Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorBroe, Daviden_GB
dc.contributor.authorStunnell, Helenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBobart, Andraen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRidgway, Paul Fen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:28:04Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:28:04Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:28:04Z-
dc.identifier.citationInt J Dermatol. 2009 Nov;48(11):1183-6.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1365-4632 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0011-9059 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid20064171en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-4632.2009.04161.xen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207011-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: There are many theories surrounding the etiology of ingrown toenails (IGTN). Few factors have been formally assessed, but it is widely accepted that a poor nail cutting technique has a causative role. AIM: To investigate the hypothesis that decreased visual acuity may lead to inadequate nail cutting and the formation of IGTN. METHODS: A prospective case-control study was performed. Near and distance visual acuity were tested on a population with IGTN (n = 19) and compared with that of an age- and sex-matched control cohort (n = 24) who underwent epidermal cyst excision in the same tertiary referral center. Comparisons of visual acuity were made between groups by Mann-Whitney U-test. Differences were taken to be significant if P < 0.05. Institutional Review Board approval was sought and granted. RESULTS: No significant difference in visual acuity (near or distance) was demonstrated between patients with IGTN and the control group (P = 0.33). CONCLUSION: Visual acuity does not appear to play a significant role in the development of IGTN.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshActivities of Daily Livingen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshAgeden_GB
dc.subject.meshCase-Control Studiesen_GB
dc.subject.meshEyeglassesen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshNails, Ingrown/*etiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshProspective Studiesen_GB
dc.subject.meshSelf Careen_GB
dc.subject.meshVision, Low/*complicationsen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Visual Acuityen_GB
dc.subject.meshYoung Adulten_GB
dc.titleA case-control study of visual acuity in onychocryptosis.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentSt. Vincent's University Hospital, Adelaide & Meath Hospital, incorporating the, National Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalInternational journal of dermatologyen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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