May 27, 2020

Clinical observation of ocular injury caused by chestnut burr

[Zhonghua yan ke za zhi] Chinese journal of ophthalmology
J ChengL X Xie

Abstract

Objective: To analyze the clinical characteristics and treatment of ocular injury caused by chestnut burr. Methods: Retrospective case series study. Data of 48 patients (48 eyes) with ocular injuries caused by chestnut burrs hospitalized in Qingdao Eye Hospital were collected from January 2013 to March 2019. All patients were followed up for at least 3 months. The time of seeking medical advice, lesion region, and characteristics and treatment methods were analyzed. Results: There were 48 patients, including 33 males and 15 females, aged 19 to 74 years [mean, (56±10) years]. The time of injury was late September (25 cases) and early October (23 cases). The shortest time to visit our hospital was 3 hours after injury, and the longest was 8 months after injury. There were 13 cases (27.1%, 13/48) with corneal and/or scleral foreign bodies. All patients were treated with corneal or scleral foreign body extraction. Twenty-four patients (50.0%, 24/48) developed fungal keratitis. Among them, 18 patients had a corneal ulcer, and the infection involved the superficial or full-thickness corneal layer. Six patients had no corneal ulcer, and the infection involved the deep stroma and corneal endothelial surface. The positive rate of fungal...Continue Reading

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Body Structure
Antifungal Agents
Analysis
Brevibacterium
Traumatic Injury
Stroma
Corneal Stroma
Foreign Bodies
Mycoses
Chin

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