The Ocular Trauma Score (OTS)

Ophthalmol Clin North Am. 2002 Jun;15(2):163-5, vi. doi: 10.1016/s0896-1549(02)00007-x.


Only based on a standardized terminology of ocular trauma terms, and using a very large number of injuries treated by a wide variety of ophthalmologists, could a reliable method be developed so that the functional outcome of a serious eye injury can be predicted with reasonable certainty. The authors used the databases of the United States and Hungarian Eye Injury Registries and, with a grant from the National Center for Injury Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, designed such a system.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Eye Injuries / classification*
  • Humans
  • Trauma Severity Indices*