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More than meets the eye: a study of the time lost from work by patients who incurred injuries from corneal foreign bodies.
  1. M M Alexander,
  2. J D MacLeod,
  3. N F Hall and
  4. A R Elkington
  1. University of Southampton, Southampton Eye Hospital.

    Abstract

    A prospective study was carried out to establish the time lost from work due to corneal foreign body injury. Data were collected over a 5 month period on a total of 504 patients attending a busy district hospital eye casualty department. The median time lost through injury was 4 hours and 148 patients (30%) took no time off work. Corneal foreign bodies are known to be painful injuries but in spite of this few patients take more than half a day off work.

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