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JJ Fromow-Guerra, S Murillo-Lopez, A Perez, F Hernandez, L Suarez-Tata, R Magdalenic, J Dalma-Weiszhausz; Penetrating Ocular Injury with Retained Intraocular Foreign Body: Correlation of Visual Results with the Ocular Trauma System Score . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2002;43(13):4500.
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Purpose: To analyze the visual results of patients with penetrating ocular injury and retained intraocular foreign body (IOFB) and to correlate them with the estimated probability of follow up visual acuity category by the Ocular Trauma System (OTS) score. Methods: Retrospective, longitudinal and descriptive review of the records of patients with penetrating ocular injury and retained IOFB, admitted to our hospital between January 1996 and December 2000. All eyes underwent primary surgical repair and IOFB removal at our center. Cases were scored according to the OTS and visual results were correlated with estimated probability for each category (Spearman correlation). Results: Records of 54 eyes were evaluated. Minimum follow-up time was of 6.9 months. Results are showed in Table 1. Bottom values in each cell corresponds to OTS probability and top values to the results obtained in our study. Conclusion: A good and significant correlation was found with all categories except for cases with OTS score 3, this discrepancy could be due to the sample size or to the fact that patients with IOFB show clinical and pathological characteristics that are not thoroughly evaluated in the OTS score. Table 1 View OriginalDownload SlideView OriginalDownload Slide
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