Epidemiology of Sharps Injuries in Eye Hospital in Saudi Arabia- 2013Ahmad M Alshahry*
Department of Chemistry, College of Science, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ahmad M Alshahry
Department of Chemistry, College of Science
King Faisal University
PO Box 1759 Hofuf 31982, Saudi Arabia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: March 28, 2013; Accepted date: April 01, 2013; Published date: April 08, 2013
Citation: Alshahry AM (2013) Epidemiology of Sharps Injuries in Eye Hospital in Saudi Arabia- 2013. Epidemiol 3:121. doi:10.4172/2161-1165.1000121
Copyright: © 2013 Alshahry AM. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Sharps injury is well known risk for Health Care Workers (HCW). It possess the potential risk of transmission of blood borne pathogens and causes anxiety to HCWs. Ophthalmic practice consists of medical and surgical components with surgical components predominates the work load. The microsurgical nature of the specialty increases the risks of exposure to HCWs. Published data of sharp injury in ophthalmic practice are few. To my knowledge no study on sharps injuries in ophthalmic practice in Saudi Arabia has been published. The objective of the study is to describe the pattern of sharps injuries in ophthalmic practice in Dhahran eye specialist hospital (DESH) and to identify risk factors for injury.