Epidemiology of children and adolescent eye injuries in British Columbia
Ediriweera Desapriya, Nayomi Gomes, Kavindra Ratnaweera, Vahid Mehrnoush, Eshani Fernando, Ricky Jhauj, Abdulwahab Al-Isa, Parisa Khoshpouri, Nima Naghshgar, Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC, Vancouver General Hospital, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9, Canada
Author contributions: Desapriya E analyzed the data and wrote the first draft manuscript; Gomes N, Ratnaweera K, Mehrnoush V, Fernando E, Jhauj R, Al-Isa A, Khoshpouri P and Naghshgar N contributed equally to manuscript draft development; all authors contributed equally to the final manuscript revision.
Institutional review board statement: The study was registered with the university of British Columbia institutional review board. As a retrospective study this study was exempted from obtaining the patient consent.
Informed consent statement: Patients were not required to give informed consent to the study because the analysis used anonymous clinical data.
Conflict-of-interest statement: We have no conflict of interest to declare.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Ediriweera Desapriya, PhD, Research Associate, Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC, Vancouver General Hospital, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, 7th Floor, 828 West 10th Avenue, Research Pavilion, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9, Canada. email@example.com
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Received: November 5, 2016
Peer-review started: November 8, 2016
First decision: November 30, 2016
Revised: January 20, 2017
Accepted: February 5, 2017
Article in press: February 7, 2017
Published online: February 12, 2017