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Morikawa, Shohei University of Tsukuba
Okamoto, Fumiki University of Tsukuba
Okamoto, Yoshifumi University of Tsukuba
Ishikawa, Hiroto Hyogo College of Medicine
Harimoto, Kozo National Defense Medical College
Ueda, Tetsuo Nara Medical University
Sakamoto, Taiji Kagoshima University
Sugitani, Kazuhiko Nagoya City University
Sawada, Osamu Shiga University of Medical Science
Mori, Junya Sapporo City General Hospital
Takamura, Yoshihiro University of Fukui
Oshika, Tetsuro University of Tsukuba
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Purpose: To investigate the clinical characteristics and visual outcomes of patients with work-related open globe injuries (OGIs) and compare them with patients with non-work-related OGIs. Design: Retrospective, observational, multicentre, case-control study. Methods: A total of 374 patients with work-related OGIs and 170 patients with non-work-related OGIs who presented to hospitals that belong to the Japan-Clinical Research of Study group from 2005 to 2015 were included in this study. Clinical data including age, sex, initial and final visual acuity, type of open globe injury, lens status, zone of injury, wound length, and presence of proliferative vitreoretinopathy, retinal detachment, expulsive haemorrhage, and endophthalmitis were recorded. Main Outcome Measures: Visual acuity. Results Work-related OGIs were associated with younger age, male sex, better initial and final visual acuity, more laceration, smaller wounds, presence of retinal detachment, and expulsive haemorrhage, compared with non-work-related OGIs. Multiple regression analysis revealed that final visual acuity is significantly associated with initial visual acuity, wound length, and the presence of proliferative vitreoretinopathy in work-related OGIs. Conclusions: Work-related OGIs showed better visual outcomes than other OGIs. Initial visual acuity, wound length, and the presence of proliferative vitreoretinopathy are predictors of visual outcomes in patients with work-related OGIs.
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Scientific Reports
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