Abundance of Ocular Injuries Caused by Fireworks in “Charshanbe-Soori” Festival in Nikookari hospital , 2011-2016
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Introduction: To describe abundance of ocular injuries caused by fireworks during the Persian Wednesday eve festival “Charshanbe-Soori” and to identify the fireworks devices involved . Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study of consecutive patients referred to emergency room of Nikookari hospital due to fireworks-related eye injuries between 2011-2016 . All of patients who are interred to study in order to inclusion criterion and exclusion criterion will be studied . Severe trauma is omitted from the study . Patients information such as : age , gender , living place , place of occurrence , carrier , activity type , type of fireworks devices , type of trauma and treatment will be gathered and studied . Results Most of the patients were between 15 to 29 years old (41%) . 73.7 % were male , 40.2 % were students , 42.6 % had middle-school and high-school education , fire-crackers were mostly used (81.8 %) . 53.1 % were passerby . 66 % of injuries occurred in street . 94.3 % of people were living in the city . 13.9 % of injuries were bilateral . 70.8 % of injuries caused by blunt trauma . 84.2 % of cases treated as outpatient . There was no relation between any type of eye injuries with education , age , gender and firework devices .