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Visual outcome after emergency surgery for open globe eye injuries in Spain

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First Author: G.Fernandez-Sanz SPAIN

Co Author(s):    D. Herrero-Escudero                             

Abstract Details



Purpose:

Open globe eye injuries are a major preventable global public health problem, a significant cause of visual morbidity and blindness worldwide and have a major socioeconomic impact. We analysed the visual outcome in patients with open globe eye injury following trauma at our hospital over a 5-year period.

Setting:

Ophthalmology Department, Fundacion Jimenez Diaz University Hospital

Methods:

This study reviewed 105 eyes of 105 patients with open globe eye injury who were presented to Fundacion Jimenez Diaz University Hospital and required emergency surgery during the 5 years from January 2011 to December 2015. Retrospective evaluation of the visual outcome was performed using data from the electronic medical records.

Results:

The mean age at the time of the injury was 46.3 years (±21.5 years). There were 84 males (80.0%) and 21 females (20.0%). Forty-nine patients had injury to the right eye (46.7%) and 56 had injury to the left eye (53.3%). Fifty nine patients had only affected the anterior segment (56.2%) and 46 had injury to both segments (43.8%). Forty five patients had an intraouclar foreign body (IOFB) (42.9%) and sixty hadn´t (57.1%). Initial best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was 0.35 ± 0.38 and final BCVA was 0.61 ± 0.43.

Conclusions:

The majority of patients with open globe eye injury were male. There was a clinically significant improvement in visual acuity. Female patients were older than male. There was no relation between final BCVA and the presence of an IOFB. There was a strong correlation (0.76) between Ocular Trauma Score and final BCVA.

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