Journal of Ophthalmology / 2018 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Changing Trends in Eye-Related Complaints Presenting to the Emergency Department in Beirut, Lebanon, over 15 Years

Table 2

Characteristics of patients presenting to the ED with ophthalmic complaints in 1997 compared to 2012.

19972012

Total number of ED visits39,15846,363
Eye-related ED visits1060 (2.71%)907 (1.96%)
Average patient age (years)31.430.8
Gender
 Male713 (67.26%)457 (50.39%)
 Female347 (32.74%)450 (49.61%)
Penetrating eye injuries76 (7.17%)38 (4.19%)
Nonpenetrating eye trauma558 (52.64%)263 (29.00%)
Nontraumatic ophthalic emergencies106 (10.00%)121 (13.34%)
Nontraumatic, nonurgent ophthalmic conditions320 (30.19%)485 (53.47%)

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