Eye trauma impacts individuals and society at multiple levels. Open globe injuries - trauma that violates the wall of the eyeball - can have especially severe consequences. Often multiple surgeries may be required to stabilize the eye, and long-term visual prognosis is often guarded. Because of this, the utility of continued surgeries is often unclear: will the final visual outcome of a given surgery be worth the pain and expense involved?
This project is a retrospecitve study of 10 years of open globe injury management at the University of Minnesota.