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|Title:||OCULAR GUNSHOT INJURIES IN BENIN CITY, NIGERIA: A HOSPITAL CLINIC SURVEY|
|Publisher:||A hospital clinical survey. Nig. J. Surg|
|Abstract:||This study was undertaken to determine the severity and visual outcome of ocular gunshot injuries in Benin City, over an eleven-year period (March 1992-February 2003). The total number of patients who had ocular gunshot injuries during the study period was 22. There were 20 males and 2 females. The age range of the patients was 18-58 years with a mean age of 35.3 + 12.6 years. There were 27 eyes involved including 5 bilateral cases. There were 25 perforating eye injuries and 2 contusion injuries. 8 eyes were eviscerated while the others were repaired. All the eyes became blind due to the severity of the injuries as 26 eyes had a final visual acuity of no light perception while 1 eye had a vision of light perception. Nineteen patients were shot by armed robbers while 2 were accidental during hunting and 1 was from assault during political election. Prevention of armed robbery in the society by both the government and the society is the most important measure to be taken to prevent ocular gun shot injuries.|
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