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IJMDC. 2019; 3(7): 565-569

The pattern of eye injuries among children attending Al-Yamamah hospital, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Saud Hatem Aman, Duha Daif Allah Alloqmani, Abdullah Mana Alqahtani, Muhammad Abdullah Almalki, Abdulmajeed Haddaj Alruwaili, Saqqar Abdulelah Alanazi, Najd Khalid Aljuaid, Faisal Fawzi Abuhalimeh, Ruba Saud Alkabani, Munera Abdullah Albalawi, Rakan Abdullah Almusallam.

ABSTRACT

Background: Eyes are ranked the third most common organ affected by traumatic injuries representing one of the major worldwide causes for acquired unilateral blindness. Methodology: A cross-sectional, non-interventional study was carried out on children aged 18 years or younger who had been exposed to eye injuries and were attending the emergency or the outpatient clinics of Al-Yamamah hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia during the year 2017. The demographic characteristics, details of the injury events, the initial and three months post-injury visual acuity and eye status were investigated. Results: One hundred and twenty-four children were included in this study. Most of the eye injuries occurred in children aged less than 6 years (42.7%). These included 92 (74.2%) boys and 32 (25.8%) girls. The highest proportion of eye injuries were due to street injuries (41.9%) followed by domestic injuries (26.6%). Open eye globe injuries constituted 35.5% out of total eye injuries, closed eye globe occurred in 64.5%, Chemical injuries constituted 2.4% of all ophthalmological injuries. Conclusion: This study highlights the importance and need for eye injuries prevention programs among children to avoid injuries during their daily life.

Keywords:
Eye injuries, unilateral blindness, domestic eye injuries


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The pattern of eye injuries among children attending Al-Yamamah hospital, Saudi Arabia


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Saud Hatem Aman
Al Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Duha Daif Allah Alloqmani
Taibah University, Medina, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Mana Alqahtani
King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Muhammad Abdullah Almalki
Northen Border University, Arar, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulmajeed Haddaj Alruwaili
Northen Border University, Arar, Saudi Arabia
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Saqqar Abdulelah Alanazi
Jordan University of Science and Technology, Ramtha, Jordan
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Najd Khalid Aljuaid
Ibn Sina National College for Medical studies, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Faisal Fawzi Abuhalimeh
Al Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Ruba Saud Alkabani
Al-Mareefa University, Dariya, Saudi Arabia
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Munera Abdullah Albalawi
Ibn Sina National College for Medical studies, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Rakan Abdullah Almusallam
Al Yamamah Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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. Taibah University, Medina, Saudi Arabia; duha.loq@gmail.com

Publication history
Published online 01 Jan 1970
Received 14 Jan 2019
Accepted 13 Feb 2019
Published in print 04 Apr 2019

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Aman SH, Alloqmani DDA, Alqahtani AM, Almalki MA, Alruwaili AH, Alanazi SA, Aljuaid NK, Abuhalimeh FF, Alkabani RS, Albalawi MA, Almusallam RA, . The pattern of eye injuries among children attending Al-Yamamah hospital, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2019; 3(7): 565-569. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1545996297


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Aman SH, Alloqmani DDA, Alqahtani AM, Almalki MA, Alruwaili AH, Alanazi SA, Aljuaid NK, Abuhalimeh FF, Alkabani RS, Albalawi MA, Almusallam RA, . The pattern of eye injuries among children attending Al-Yamamah hospital, Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=23643 [Access: June 17, 2019]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1545996297


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Aman SH, Alloqmani DDA, Alqahtani AM, Almalki MA, Alruwaili AH, Alanazi SA, Aljuaid NK, Abuhalimeh FF, Alkabani RS, Albalawi MA, Almusallam RA, . The pattern of eye injuries among children attending Al-Yamamah hospital, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2019; 3(7): 565-569. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1545996297


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Aman SH, Alloqmani DDA, Alqahtani AM, Almalki MA, Alruwaili AH, Alanazi SA, Aljuaid NK, Abuhalimeh FF, Alkabani RS, Albalawi MA, Almusallam RA, . The pattern of eye injuries among children attending Al-Yamamah hospital, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2019), [cited June 17, 2019]; 3(7): 565-569. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1545996297


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Aman, S. H., Alloqmani, . D. D. A., Alqahtani, . A. M., Almalki, . M. A., Alruwaili, . A. H., Alanazi, . S. A., Aljuaid, . N. K., Abuhalimeh, . F. F., Alkabani, . R. S., Albalawi, . M. A., Almusallam, . R. A. & (2019) The pattern of eye injuries among children attending Al-Yamamah hospital, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 3 (7), 565-569. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1545996297


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Aman, Saud Hatem, Duha Daif Allah Alloqmani, Abdullah Mana Alqahtani, Muhammad Abdullah Almalki, Abdulmajeed Haddaj Alruwaili, Saqqar Abdulelah Alanazi, Najd Khalid Aljuaid, Faisal Fawzi Abuhalimeh, Ruba Saud Alkabani, Munera Abdullah Albalawi, Rakan Abdullah Almusallam, and . 2019. The pattern of eye injuries among children attending Al-Yamamah hospital, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (7), 565-569. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1545996297


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Aman, Saud Hatem, Duha Daif Allah Alloqmani, Abdullah Mana Alqahtani, Muhammad Abdullah Almalki, Abdulmajeed Haddaj Alruwaili, Saqqar Abdulelah Alanazi, Najd Khalid Aljuaid, Faisal Fawzi Abuhalimeh, Ruba Saud Alkabani, Munera Abdullah Albalawi, Rakan Abdullah Almusallam, and . "The pattern of eye injuries among children attending Al-Yamamah hospital, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3 (2019), 565-569. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1545996297


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Aman, Saud Hatem, Duha Daif Allah Alloqmani, Abdullah Mana Alqahtani, Muhammad Abdullah Almalki, Abdulmajeed Haddaj Alruwaili, Saqqar Abdulelah Alanazi, Najd Khalid Aljuaid, Faisal Fawzi Abuhalimeh, Ruba Saud Alkabani, Munera Abdullah Albalawi, Rakan Abdullah Almusallam, and . "The pattern of eye injuries among children attending Al-Yamamah hospital, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3.7 (2019), 565-569. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1545996297


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Aman, S. H., Alloqmani, . D. D. A., Alqahtani, . A. M., Almalki, . M. A., Alruwaili, . A. H., Alanazi, . S. A., Aljuaid, . N. K., Abuhalimeh, . F. F., Alkabani, . R. S., Albalawi, . M. A., Almusallam, . R. A. & (2019) The pattern of eye injuries among children attending Al-Yamamah hospital, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (7), 565-569. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1545996297


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