Prolonged deployed hospital care in the management of military eye injuries.

Dhillon, Amrit, Ahmad, Mohammad Salman Zia, Breeze, John and Blanch, Richard James (2020) Prolonged deployed hospital care in the management of military eye injuries. Eye (London, England). ISSN 1476-5454. This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs

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Abstract

BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES

Prolonged hospital care is described as deployed medical care, applied beyond doctrinal planning timelines and military medical planning envisages that in future conflicts, patients will have to be managed for up to 5 days without evacuation to their home country. We aimed to investigate the effect of prolonged hospital care on visual outcomes in the management of open and closed globe injures.

METHODS

We conducted a retrospective cohort study in the setting of British military operations in Afghanistan. We included consecutive UK military patients with ocular trauma evacuated from Afghanistan between December 2005 and April 2013. We assessed outcome using best-corrected visual acuity (VA) 6-12 months after injury.

RESULTS

All patients were male, with a mean age of 25. Outcomes adjusted for ocular trauma score (OTS) at presentation were similar to previous reports of military ocular trauma. The mean time to arrival at a centre with an ophthalmologist was 1.74 days. Both patients with penetrating open globe injuries and patients with hyphaema and an OTS of 3 or less displayed an association between worsening 6-12 month VA and time between injury and repair or assessment by an ophthalmologist.

CONCLUSION

Time to specialist ophthalmic care contributes to outcome after military open and closed globe injuries, supporting deployment of ophthalmologists on military operations.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs
Subjects: WO Surgery
WW Eyes. Ophthalmology
Divisions: Ambulatory Care > Ophthalmology
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Depositing User: Jamie Edgar
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2020 11:00
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2020 11:00
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/3272

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