Ocular injury requiring hospitalisation in the south east of Ireland: 2001-2007.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207984
Title:
Ocular injury requiring hospitalisation in the south east of Ireland: 2001-2007.
Authors:
Saeed, Ayman; Khan, Irfan; Dunne, Orla; Stack, Jim; Beatty, Stephen
Affiliation:
Waterford Regional Hospital, Waterford, Ireland. aymantalat@gmail.com
Citation:
Injury. 2010 Jan;41(1):86-91. Epub .
Journal:
Injury
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207984
DOI:
10.1016/j.injury.2009.01.118
PubMed ID:
19493528
Abstract:
AIM: To investigate whether recent socio-demographic changes and recent health and safety measures have impacted on the trends of ocular trauma in the South East of Ireland. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all cases of ocular trauma admitted to our department between October 2001 and September 2007, and the following data were retrieved: demographic details; mechanism of injury and nature of injury. RESULTS: During the study period, 517 patients were admitted with ocular trauma. Work-related and home-related activities were the commonest causes of admission, and accounted for 160 (31.8%) and 145 (28.4%) cases, respectively. In 2006/2007, and following the influx of migrant workers from the 10 new EU accession states (EUAS), the incidence of hospitalised ocular injuries per 100,000 was 89 in persons from the EUAS versus 18 in those of Irish origin, P < or = 0.0001. After adding the offence of not wearing a seat belt to the traffic penalty point system in Ireland, the proportion of road traffic accident (RTA)-related ocular injuries dropped significantly from 6.7% to 2.4%, P=0.03. CONCLUSION: The inclusion of the offence of not wearing a seat belt in the traffic penalty point system may have contributed to the significantly lower proportion of hospitalised ocular injuries attributable to RTAs. Also, the demographic profile of patients admitted because of ocular trauma has changed over the last 6 years, reflected in an increasing proportion of these injuries in persons from the EUAS. These data will inform healthcare providers, and those involved in developing health and safety guidelines for the workplace.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Accidents, Occupational/prevention & control/statistics & numerical data; Accidents, Traffic/prevention & control/statistics & numerical data; Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Automobile Driving/*legislation & jurisprudence; Europe/ethnology; European Union/statistics & numerical data; Eye Injuries/*epidemiology/etiology; Eye Protective Devices/utilization; Female; Hospitalization/statistics & numerical data/*trends; Humans; Incidence; Injury Severity Score; Ireland/epidemiology; Male; Middle Aged; Population Dynamics; Retrospective Studies; Seat Belts/legislation & jurisprudence; Transients and Migrants/statistics & numerical data; Young Adult
ISSN:
1879-0267 (Electronic); 0020-1383 (Linking)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSaeed, Aymanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKhan, Irfanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDunne, Orlaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorStack, Jimen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBeatty, Stephenen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:53:15Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:53:15Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:53:15Z-
dc.identifier.citationInjury. 2010 Jan;41(1):86-91. Epub .en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1879-0267 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0020-1383 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid19493528en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.injury.2009.01.118en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207984-
dc.description.abstractAIM: To investigate whether recent socio-demographic changes and recent health and safety measures have impacted on the trends of ocular trauma in the South East of Ireland. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all cases of ocular trauma admitted to our department between October 2001 and September 2007, and the following data were retrieved: demographic details; mechanism of injury and nature of injury. RESULTS: During the study period, 517 patients were admitted with ocular trauma. Work-related and home-related activities were the commonest causes of admission, and accounted for 160 (31.8%) and 145 (28.4%) cases, respectively. In 2006/2007, and following the influx of migrant workers from the 10 new EU accession states (EUAS), the incidence of hospitalised ocular injuries per 100,000 was 89 in persons from the EUAS versus 18 in those of Irish origin, P < or = 0.0001. After adding the offence of not wearing a seat belt to the traffic penalty point system in Ireland, the proportion of road traffic accident (RTA)-related ocular injuries dropped significantly from 6.7% to 2.4%, P=0.03. CONCLUSION: The inclusion of the offence of not wearing a seat belt in the traffic penalty point system may have contributed to the significantly lower proportion of hospitalised ocular injuries attributable to RTAs. Also, the demographic profile of patients admitted because of ocular trauma has changed over the last 6 years, reflected in an increasing proportion of these injuries in persons from the EUAS. These data will inform healthcare providers, and those involved in developing health and safety guidelines for the workplace.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAccidents, Occupational/prevention & control/statistics & numerical dataen_GB
dc.subject.meshAccidents, Traffic/prevention & control/statistics & numerical dataen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshAgeden_GB
dc.subject.meshAutomobile Driving/*legislation & jurisprudenceen_GB
dc.subject.meshEurope/ethnologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshEuropean Union/statistics & numerical dataen_GB
dc.subject.meshEye Injuries/*epidemiology/etiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshEye Protective Devices/utilizationen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHospitalization/statistics & numerical data/*trendsen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIncidenceen_GB
dc.subject.meshInjury Severity Scoreen_GB
dc.subject.meshIreland/epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshPopulation Dynamicsen_GB
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen_GB
dc.subject.meshSeat Belts/legislation & jurisprudenceen_GB
dc.subject.meshTransients and Migrants/statistics & numerical dataen_GB
dc.subject.meshYoung Adulten_GB
dc.titleOcular injury requiring hospitalisation in the south east of Ireland: 2001-2007.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentWaterford Regional Hospital, Waterford, Ireland. aymantalat@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalInjuryen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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