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Visual Prognosis in Non-Penetrating Corneal Blast Injuries

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Walter Reed Army Medical Center Identifier:
First received: December 20, 2006
Last updated: December 29, 2010
Last verified: December 2010
The purpose of this study is to assess visual quality of patients with non-penetrating, non-metallic, stable corneal foreign bodies. Visual quality will be assessed by examining visual acuity, wavefront analysis and contrast sensitivity. Drawings, photographs, and confocal microscopy will be used to document clinical examination of the cornea at baseline and on follow-up examinations.

Condition Intervention
Corneal Foreign Body Following Blast Injury
Behavioral: Visual quality of patients with corneal eye injuries

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Visual Prognosis in Non-Penetrating Corneal Blast Injuries

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Further study details as provided by Walter Reed Army Medical Center:

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: November 2004
Study Completion Date: May 2007
Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Visual quality of patients with corneal eye injuries
    Visual quality of patients with corneal eye injuries

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
US Army patients age 18 years and older prsenting with corneal foreign bodies from non-penetrating ocular blast injuries

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Informed consent
  • Access to medical care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • Age 18 years or older
  • Corneal foreign bodies from blast injuries
  • Available for evaluation at Walter Reed

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Residual, recurrent or active ocular disease in the designated eye as determined by exam and history.
  • Penetrating ocular trauma or injury to the posterior segment
  • Prior history of ocular surgery
  • Any physical or mental impairment that would preclude participation in any of the examinations.
  • Any ocular abnormality other than corneal foreign bodies that have any impact on vision (i.e. other abnormalities from trauma such as retinal detachment, corneal laceration, traumatic cataract, or abnormalities unrelated to trauma such as herpes.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00414219

United States, District of Columbia
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20307
Sponsors and Collaborators
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Dain Brooks, MD Ophthalmology Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  More Information Identifier: NCT00414219     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: WRAMC WU# 04-23010
Study First Received: December 20, 2006
Last Updated: December 29, 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries
Blast Injuries
Foreign Bodies
Barotrauma processed this record on May 25, 2017