Predicting the Severity of an Eye Injury: the Ocular Trauma Score (OTS)
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).
KeywordsRetinal Detachment Prognostic Information Boundary Signaling Open Globe Injury Globe Injury
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- Kuhn F, Maisiak R, Mann L, Morris R, Witherspoon C (2002) The Ocular Trauma Score (OTS): Prognosticating the final vision of the seriously injured eye. In: Kuhn F, Pieramici D (eds) Ocular trauma: principles and practice. Thieme, New York, pp 14−12Google Scholar