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Predicting the Severity of an Eye Injury: the Ocular Trauma Score (OTS)

  • Ferenc Kuhn
  • Robert Morris
  • Viktória Mester
  • C. Douglas Witherspoon
  • LoRetta Mann

Abstract

A serious eye injury is a major psychological trauma to the patient and family. The most pressing issue for them is to learn about the long-term visual consequence as soon as possible (“Will I go blind?”). Having prognostic information is equally important for the ophthalmologist while he is making triaging decisions (see Chap. 1.8) and as he is counseling the patient (see Chap. 1.4).

Keywords

Retinal Detachment Prognostic Information Boundary Signaling Open Globe Injury Globe Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ferenc Kuhn
    • 1
  • Robert Morris
  • Viktória Mester
    • 2
  • C. Douglas Witherspoon
    • 3
  • LoRetta Mann
    • 4
  1. 1.University of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Health Services for the Emirate of Abu DhabiSheikh Khalifa Medical CityAbu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates
  3. 3.United States Eye Injury Registry, Helen Keller Foundation for Research and EducationUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  4. 4.Helen Keller Foundation for Research and EducationUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA

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