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21. Jahrestagung der Retinologischen Gesellschaft gemeinsam mit dem
8. Symposium der International Society of Ocular Trauma

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Retinologie
International Society of Ocular Trauma

19.06. - 22.06.2008, Würzburg

Ocular trauma sustained during sport activities

Meeting Abstract

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  • Ferenc Kuhn - Birmingham/USA
  • R. Morris - Birmingham/USA
  • L. Mann - Birmingham/USA
  • C. D. Witherspoon - Birmingham/USA

Retinologische Gesellschaft. International Society of Ocular Trauma. 21. Jahrestagung der Retinologischen Gesellschaft gemeinsam mit dem 8. Symposium der International Society of Ocular Trauma. Würzburg, 19.-22.06.2008. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2008. DocISOTRG2008V010

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Veröffentlicht: 18. Juni 2008

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Purpose: To analyze injuries sustained during active sport.

Material and Methods: Analyzing 14 788 cases in the United States Eye Injury Registry (http://www.useironline.org/) database. Seven percent (1075) of serious trauma cases were caused by sports.Results: The most important ones were baseball (23%), fishing (17%), and softball (11%). Almost half of the patients were under 20 years of age and 79% are males. The male:female ratio showed great variability: 20x in basketball but only 1.2x in softball. The 3rd quarter saw the highest number of injuries (37%, the 4th the fewest (15%). Only 10% of injuries occurred via nonorganized sports activities. Open globe trauma resulted in 13%, but the rate reached 44% among fishing injuries. Retinal detachment was diagnosed in 6% of eyes. Three or more surgeries were needed in 6% of eyes.

Conclusion: Serious trauma is not uncommon among those participating in sport. Mostly boys get injured and mostly during organized sport; these findings should help preventive efforts. The most serious injuries are caused by fishing accidents.