Volume 3, Issue 3, September 2018, Page: 39-42
A Proposed Model for Quantification of Ocular Trauma
Bhartendu Shukla, Ocular Trauma Department, Ratan Jyoti Ophthalmic Institute, Gwalior, India
Received: Sep. 5, 2018;       Accepted: Sep. 27, 2018;       Published: Oct. 24, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijovs.20180303.11      View  1072      Downloads  87
In general sciences like physics and chemistry it is relatively easy to quantify a value. However in medical science it is not always easy and at times we have to make a compromise. An effort has been made to quantify ocular trauma (eye injuries) based on loss of structure and loss of function. The loss of structure is graded in percentage from a formula and the loss of function is also graded in percentage mainly from loss of vision. Structural loss and functional loss gives total loss. Both are plotted on a graph paper. Recording is done at weekly interval for moderate injuries. For severe injuries it can be done at monthly interval. A horizontal line of 20 cm is drawn at the bottom of graph paper. From the centre of this line a vertical line of 10 cm is drawn. Structural damage is noted on the left side of vertical line and the functional damage on the right side at weekly interval for 8 to 10 weeks. At the end of 10 weeks usually a somewhat triangular area is formed which is labeled as ocular traumagram. Each 1 sq.cm.box enclosed in traumagram indicates one Trauma Unit (T.U.) Thus a quantitative value of ocular trauma is obtained. Further details of construction are given in the section of methods. Different types ocular traumagrams are expected in different types of injury.
Quantification, Ocular Traumagram, Ocular Trauma
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Bhartendu Shukla, A Proposed Model for Quantification of Ocular Trauma, International Journal of Ophthalmology & Visual Science. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2018, pp. 39-42. doi: 10.11648/j.ijovs.20180303.11
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