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MEDICAL SCIENCES 2013, 23(3): 216-220 Back to browse issues page
Causes of pediatric red eye referred to Qom Kamkar hospital, Winter 2011
Mohammad Javad Ghasemzadeh1 , Fateme Javadian1 , Mohammad Hossein Shadravan 2, Siamak Mohebi3
1- Department of Medical Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Qom Branch, Qom, Iran
2- General Practitioner, Department of Medical Sciences, Qom Islamic Azad University, Q0m Branch, Qom, Iran , mhoseinshadravan@yahoo.com
3- Health Policy and Promotion Research Center, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran
Abstract:   (29897 Views)
Background: The redness of eye is the main sign of eye inflammation. The most common causes of eye redness is benign diseases like conjunctivitis, but because of the more dangerous and more emergence causes, quick recognition prevents eye disorders in the future. This study was done for appointing the causes of eye redness in children under 10 years.
Materials and Methods: This study is a cross sectional study, in which 50 children under 10-years old who referred to ophthalmology clinic of Kamkar hospital were examined by an ophthalmologist in winter, 2011. Demographic data and causes of illness were gathered by a scholar-made questionnaire. Results were analyzed by central statistic indices and Chi- square using SPSS software (version 19). P-value<0.05 was considered significant.
Results: The most common cause of referring were conjunctivitis, trauma and congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction, respectively. 60% patients were male and 40% were female. The most prevalent signs were itching (70%), eye tearing (54%) and eyes itching (40%). Eye redness affected one eye in 66% in two eyes in 34% of patients. The most prevalent part of affected eyes was fornical (78%). Eye redness is more common in male, but no significant difference was observed between the genders and causes of eye redness. There was no significant diversity among different age groups and causes of redness.
Conclusion: The recognition of causes of eye redness can prevent optical restrictions, so all physicians should be carefully educated.
Keywords: Red eye, Infants, Qom
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Semi-pilot: Survey/Cross Sectional/Descriptive | Subject: Ophtalmology
Received: 2013/09/22 | Published: 2013/09/15


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