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21st Annual Meeting of the German Retina Society and 8th Symposium of the International Society of Ocular Trauma (ISOT)

German Retina Society
International Society of Ocular Trauma

19.06. - 22.06.2008, Würzburg

Prognostic factors for open globe injuries – Analysis of 669 eyes - Five year study

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  • Rupesh V. Agrawal - Glasgow/UK
  • L.V. Prasad - Hyderabad/India

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. DocISOTRG2008V004

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Published: June 18, 2008

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Purpose: To evaluate factors influencing final visual outcome after surgical repair of open globe injuries.

Methods: Retrospective case analysis of 669 eyes of open globe injuries wherein preoperative variables were correlated with final visual outcome. Exclusion criteria were patients with less than four months follow up, previous ocular surgery, presence of intraocular foreign body, endophthalmitis.

Results:Factors influencing final visual outcome were length of laceration, presence of vitreous loss, laceration extending posterior to rectus muscle & retinal detachment. Preoperative visual acuity and time lag between the injury and surgery which were reported to be the major prognostic factors for postoperative visual outcome in open globe injuries were not found to be statistically signifant poor prognostic factor in our study.

Conclusion: Identifying poor prognostic factors prior to surgical repair contributes toward patient counselling and surgical strategy.