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Ocular Trauma

Final VA Unaffected by Surgery Within 24 Hours of Open Globe Injury

Other factors did seem to affect post-op acuity, such as age, presenting visual acuity, relative afferent pupillary defect, mechanism of rupture, zone of injury and uveal prolapse.
January 12, 2023

Consumer Product-related Pediatric Eye Injury Shows Decreasing Trend

Injuries remain common from golf, non-powder firearms and recreational sports, prompting more prevention efforts, study shows.
October 10, 2022

CT Scans Useful Prognostic Tool in Traumatic Eye Injury Patients

Disorganized/collapsed globe and optic canal/nerve injury predict poor visual outcomes among this population.
September 6, 2022

Ocular EMS Guidelines Lack Standardization

Management discrepancies exist among statewide protocols.
July 20, 2022

Affordable Care Act Didn’t Decrease Emergency Eyecare Visits

The good news is that the percentage of uninsured patients decreased from 19% to 14.3%.
July 7, 2022

Subconj Heme Not a Reliable Indicator in Trauma Cases

Best to check all such patients for ocular pathology rather than prioritizing bleeds, study says.
March 29, 2022

Preventative Injections and Timely Treatment Improves Outcomes After Intraocular Foreign Body

Endophthalmitis incidence was also much lower for patients who underwent surgery within 24 hours after trauma.
July 20, 2021

Open Globe Injuries Disproportionately Impact Low Income Patients

Public health and legislative measures have reduce incidence, but minority groups and those in lower income brackets are still overrepresented in hospitalizations.
April 5, 2021

Gender, Race and Age Increase Open Globe Injury Risk

Males, Blacks and Hispanics and elderly patients are the most commonly affected, study suggests.
February 4, 2021

Fall-related Open Globe Injuries Increase

High-risk groups include young men and those with low socioeconomic status or who are 70 years and older.
February 3, 2020