2018
DOI: 10.5935/0004-2749.20180026
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Seasonal distribution of ocular conditions treated at the emergency room: a 1-year prospective study

Abstract: This study is the first long-term prospective study to evaluate the seasonal distribution and diagnosis of all adult and pediatric patients admitted to the emergency room for ocular conditions. The frequency of ophthalmological conditions seen in the emergency room may vary according to the season.

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“…This tendency was reported by other studies on ocular emergencies as well. In a study conducted on patients admitted to the ophthalmic emergency room in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 28% of patients were female [ 11 ] whereas in a similar study from Ankara, Turkey, a reported 30.6% of the patients were female [ 12 ]. This difference may reflect behavior less prone to trauma, cultural differences, or differences in access to health care.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…This tendency was reported by other studies on ocular emergencies as well. In a study conducted on patients admitted to the ophthalmic emergency room in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 28% of patients were female [ 11 ] whereas in a similar study from Ankara, Turkey, a reported 30.6% of the patients were female [ 12 ]. This difference may reflect behavior less prone to trauma, cultural differences, or differences in access to health care.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…In this way we also reduced the impact of known seasonality in ocular pathologies. 5 The time periods from different years considered were comparable by number of working days and public holidays.…”
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confidence: 99%
“…Eye injuries are a significant global health problem with a worldwide annual incidence of about 55 million people impaired during their daily activities and 1.6 million people with posttraumatic binocular blindness [1]. The frequency of ocular trauma depends on numerous factors including geographical, socioeconomic and also seasonal circumstances [2][3][4][5]. In Germany, annual incidence rates of 302 and 30.5 per 100,000 inhabitants have been determined for mild and severe head trauma previously [6,7], but there is a general lack of information on the frequency of patients suffering from head and face trauma with additional injury to the prechiasmatic visual system (VSI) which comprises of the globe and the optic nerve.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%