Author(s):Klein BE, Karlson TA, Rose J. An anatomic index for the severity of ocular injuries. Eur J Ophthalmol. 1993 Apr-Jun;3(2):57-60. PMID 8353430
Journal: European Journal Of Ophthalmology, Volume 3, Issue 2,
Ocular injuries are a frequent cause of monocular blindness and cause disfigurement and discomfort. We developed a measure of severity for eye injuries using a multi-attribute utility (MAU) model. The severity index scoring was applied to eye injuries that presented at hospitals in Wisconsin, U.S.A. The resulting distribution of severities was compatible with that seen by general eye care physicians. A severity scale provides a means of comparing the severity of injuries from a wide variety of traumatic sources (e.g. automobile crashes, combat injuries, occupational accidents, etc.) and is useful in evaluating preventive and public health measurements.