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Goggle use in Operation theatre

S W O Ogendo, M N Awori, M A Omondi, E M Mulatya, P W Mugo
OBJECTIVES: To determine the utilisation rate of design specific eye protection by surgeons and to assess the risk of conjunctival contamination with blood splashes during surgery. DESIGN: Cross sectional, observational study. SETTING: The theatre suite of Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi SUBJECTS: Surgeons from all specialties operating in the theatre suite. RESULTS: The minority of surgeons, 5...
September 2008: East African Medical Journal
H Tehrani, A Juma, G Lambe, M I James
Although the incidence of eye splash injury has been assessed for a number of surgical specialities, such risks posed to the burn surgeon have not been previously quantified. During 100 consecutive procedures the operating burns team wore a clean set of goggles, counting the number of blood splashes on the goggles after each procedure. During this study there were 47 cases of potential eye splash injury, although the individual was only aware of 2 of these intra-operatively. Seven of the splashes involved more than 6 blood droplets on the goggles...
June 2009: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
P Heine, M Axhausen
The applications of lasers in surgery is nowadays a widely used and well appreciated technique. Besides convincing advantages (precision in surgical manipulations, excellent hemostasis, minimal postoperative swelling, rapid healing) laser-unique hazards require particular safety considerations to avoid accidental injuries to patients and medical personnel. For damage of the eyes is the greatest risk in laser surgery goggles designed to the respective wavelength of the specific laser must be worn by everyone in the operation theatre...
January 1988: Der Anaesthesist
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