Ocular Trauma Score in Childhood Open-Globe Injuries

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To assess prognostic value of the Ocular Trauma Score (OTS) in childhood open-globe injuries.


This retrospective, interventional case series included 61 children with open-globe injuries. Certain numerical values rendered to the OTS variables (visual acuity, rupture, endophthalmitis, perforating injury, retinal detachment, afferent pupillary defect) at presentation were summated and converted into OTS categories; the likelihood of the final visual acuities in the OTS categories were calculated, and compared with those in the OTS Study.


Age ranged from 3 years to 14 years (mean, 8.0 years). Forty-two boys and 19 girls were included. Follow-up ranged from 6 months to 56 months (mean, 18 months). The likelihood of the final visual acuities (no light perception, light perception/hand motion, 1/200–19/200, 20/200–20/50, and ≥20/40) in the OTS categories (1 through 5) in this group were similar to those in the OTS Study group.


OTS calculated at initial examination may provide prognostic information in children with open-globe injuries.

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