Table 2

Causes of eye injuries associated with laceration* which develop into endophthalmitis

NatureEndophthalmitis no (%)Specification
Metal338 (63.89)46 rejected needle for injection, 14 sewing needle, 12 scissors, and iron wire, nail, steel bar, copper or alum pieces, etc
Vegetable71 (13.42)11 bamboo pick, 11 branch, wood thorn, stick, etc
Stone53 (10.02)
Others and unknown67 (12.67)13 glass, 4 pencil, 2 bird bill, fishing gear, etc
  • *Laceration including penetration, intraocular foreign body and perforation, excluding rupture.