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Ocular trauma: a case series study in an Argentine tertiary university hospital

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First Author: T. Jaeschke ARGENTINA

Co Author(s):    M. Ingolotti   M. Ormaechea                 

Abstract Details


Describe clinical features of ocular trauma patients managed and followed in an Argentine Tertiary University Hospital.


Tertiary University Hospital Austral. Buenos Aires, Argentina.The hospital is located on the outskirts of the city, where the campus and sports centers are located


This retrospective, observational, single center study. Patients with diagnosis of ocular trauma admitted in a Tertiary University Hospital between June 1999 and March 2016 were included. Recorded data included: age, sex, type of injury, laterality, place and source of the trauma, best corrected visual acuity at presentation, final best corrected visual acuity, initial diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment received. Diagnosis included: open globe, periocular and lacrimal laceration, concussion, chemical or thermal burn, penetrating or perforating wounds, hyphema, angle recession, secondary glaucoma, lens trauma, vitreous hemorrhage, any type of retinal tear of detachment, orbital fracture, corneal, scleral or choroid rupture


A total of 123 patients out of 400 were included (27 women, and 96 men). Mean age was of 62 years (range 4 – 85 years). Almost 53% of trauma occurred while practicing sports, 78% were due to a blunt object and 87% were non-intentional. The worst presentation and final visual acuity was among the group between 55 to 85 years. Worst visual acuity at presentation was seen in trauma of the posterior segment. Finally, 10% of all trauma required surgery as a treatment.


Ocular trauma occurs in a high frequency in our Argentine Tertiary University Hospital. The occurrence of eye trauma during sports practice is more common than during activities at school, home or work. It is much more common to find eye traumas with blunt objects and most of the eye trauma have been non-intentional. Older people have the worst presentation. Trauma that affected the posterior segment was associated with a poor visual outcome. Lastly, very few patients required surgical intervention.

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