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Table 2 Causes of corneal laceration among paediatric patients in UPTH

From: Pattern of paediatric corneal laceration injuries in the University of port Harcourt teaching hospital, Rivers state, Nigeria

Object causing injury Number of cases Total
  Male Female  
Stones/Catapult 7 1 8 (22.2)
Broken bottles/bottle top 2 3 5 (13.9)
Stick/broom stick 5 1 6 (16.7)
Scissors/nail/screwdriver 3 1 4 (11.0)
Zinc roofing sheets/cutlass 2 - 2 (5.6)
Umbrella spoke 2 - 2 (5.6)
Dog bite 1 - 1 (2.8)
Not Known/documented 4 4 8 (22.2)
Total 26 10 36 (100.0)