Ocular Injuries in Africa

  • Adala, Henry S.


Injuries to the eye can cause severe damage because of the delicate structure of ocular tissues. Such injuries may often cause impaired vision or sometimes total loss of vision, in addition to other incapacities. Traumatic blindness therefore assumes an unusual socio-economic dimension. In Africa, injuries have their own peculiarities regarding aetiology, severity and management. More than 80% of injuries occur in rural areas where the necessary services are generally unavailable. This pa er surveys the types, occurrence and impact of ocular injuries and suggests how they should be treated.


JOURNAL: Soc Sci Med. 1983; 17(22): 1729-1735.

Note: Social Science and Medicine.

NLOM ID#: 84073320 .

Publication #: 84073320

This document was extracted from the CDC-NIOSH Epidemiology of Farm Related Injuries: Bibliography With Abstracts, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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