Volume 2002, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • EISSN: 2227-0426


Objective: To identify the incidence of ocular injury in Qatar from January 1999 to December 2000 and the related factors.

Methods: Retrospective study of all patients who suffered ocular injury requiring hospitalization during the mentioned period. Data was collected from medical records and the statistical analysis done using SPSS 7.5.

Results: The type of ocular injury and the effect on the Visual Acuity were determined, as well as the incidence relationship to age, gender and occupation. The main causative agents are outlined and the surgical procedures done and sequels reported.

Conclusions: This study provides data about the risk factors and visual outcomes of ocular trauma in Qatar, allowing recommendations that could decrease its incidence in the future.


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