Ocular trauma is one of the most important preventable causes of visual impairment.
The National Eye Trauma System was developed to provide optimal clinical care for severe ocular injuries, to foster research on eye injury, and to increase awareness of ocular trauma as a public health problem.
From 1985 through 1991, the National Eye Trauma System Registry collected data on 2,939 cases of penetrating eye injury reported by ophthalmologists at 48 collaborating eye trauma centers in 28 States and Washington, DC.
Eighty-three percent of the cases involved men; the median age of the patients was 27 years, ranging from 1 to 92 years of age.
Mots-clés Pascal : Oeil pathologie, Traumatisme, Epidémiologie, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Surveillance sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Eye disease, Trauma, Epidemiology, Human, United States, North America, America, Sanitary surveillance
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0024870
Code Inist : 002B16C. Création : 199406.