OCULAR INJURIES - A REVIEW ARTICLE
Eye being a delicate structure, sometimes even a small trauma may have devastating effects. Due to industrialization, unprotective measures in daily activity the incidence of injuries is increasing, like any other part of the body, eyes are also not exempted from these injuries. A successful patient outcome in the setting of ocular emergencies depends on correct diagnosis, treatment, and disposition of patients with all types of ocular trauma, including pain management and referral. Injuries range from mild, non-sight-threatening to extremely serious with potentially blinding consequences. WHO programmed for the Prevention of Blindness have estimated that some 55 million eye injuries restricting activities more than one day occur each year, World wide, there are approximately 1.6 million people blind from eye injuries, 2.3 million with bilateral visual impairment and 19 million with unilateral vision loss. A significant burden of ocular trauma in the community requires that its prevention and early management be a public health priority. In Ayurvedic classics, Nayanabhighata Pratishedha Adhyaya completely deals with ocular injuries which imply the importance of the immediate measures and management to be undertaken for the injured eye.
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