Results and prognostic factors in penetrating ocular injuries with retained intraocular foreign bodies.

@article{Williams1988ResultsAP,
  title={Results and prognostic factors in penetrating ocular injuries with retained intraocular foreign bodies.},
  author={David Leslie Fairfax Williams and William F. Mieler and Gary W. Abrams and Hilel Lewis},
  journal={Ophthalmology},
  year={1988},
  volume={95 7},
  pages={
          911-6
        }
}
Of 105 eyes with ocular injuries involving retained intraocular foreign bodies, 63 (60%) had a final visual acuity of 20/40 or better; 20 (19%) were 20/50 to 5/200; and 15 (14%) were worse than 5/200. Six eyes (6%) were enucleated. The extent of visual recovery was limited in selected cases by the characteristics of the initial injury. Multivariate analysis was used to identify prognostic factors. Predictive of a good visual outcome (greater than or equal to 20/40) were: (1) initial visual… CONTINUE READING

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