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Citation

Kuhn F, Collins P, Morris R, Witherspoon CD. Accid. Anal. Prev. 1994; 26(3): 385-390.

Affiliation

United States Eye Injury Registry, Birmingham, AL 35255.

Copyright

(Copyright © 1994, Elsevier Publishing)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

8011051

Abstract

The Eye Injury Registry of Alabama has been collecting epidemiologic, treatment, final outcome, and rehabilitation information on serious ocular trauma since 1982. By December 31, 1989, 150 motor vehicle crash-related eye injuries had been registered. This is the largest series of motor vehicle crash-related serious eye injuries reported. The mean age of those injured was 29 years; 61% were between 16 and 35 years of age, and 73% were males. Ten individuals (7%) suffered bilateral eye injuries. The retina was injured in 47% of eyes. The initial visual acuity was 19/200 or worse (legal blindness) in 47% of eyes. Of eyes with at least 3 months of follow-up, 63% had worse than 20/200 initial visual acuity and 41% remained legally blind. Twelve percent of eyes required removal. Possibly due to the large number of blunt ruptures, motor vehicle crash-related eye trauma carries a particularly unfavorable treatment prognosis. Prevention of these injuries is therefore of extraordinary importance.

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