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The Influence Type of Corneal Foreign Body Material to The Severity of Eye Infection
Ika Setyawati, Nur Shani Meida

Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta


Background: A corneal foreign body is one of the main causes of blindness factor. The effects can be mild infections (keratitis) to severe (endophthalmitis) depending on the type of material. Late-stage complications can cause blindness. Objective: This study to determine the effect of types of corneal foreign body material on the severity of eye infection. Method: Non-experimental study design with analytic observational method and cross-sectional study. The sample was male and female patients (11 - 70 years old) who came to the eye clinic with a history of exposure to corneal foreign bodies of less than 8 days. The study was conducted by interviews and visual examination on anterior segment of the eyes. Data were analyzed with Chi-square test and correlation. Results: There are several types of foreign body material that affect cornea; gram iron (53.3%), plant branches (16.7%), animal wings (13.3%), sand (13.3%) and food (3,4 %). Most of these types of material cause mild infection/corneal erosion (60%), keratitis infections (33.4%) and blefaritis (3.3%). The incidence of corneal ulcers, endophthalmitis and panophthalmitis was not present in this study. Conclusion: There were no significant differences between the types of corneal foreign body material and the severity of eye infections.

Keywords: corneal foreign body, eye infection

Topic: International Symposium of Engineering, Technology, and Health Sciences


Conference: The 3rd International Conference on Sustainability and Innovation (ICoSI 2019)

Plain Format | Corresponding Author (Ika Setyawati)

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