Eye Injuries | Canadian Eye Injury Registry
Eye Injuries research study
What is the primary objective of this study?
The purpose of this study is to establish an eye injury registry to assess the mechanisms and outcomes of significant eye injuries occurring in Canada. The epidemiologic data will determine where public health strategies should be directed to prevent future eye injuries.
Who is eligible to participate?
Inclusion Criteria: - Any patient who experiences an acute eye injury that has or has the potential to compromise the integrity of the eye. These are serious eye injuries resulting in permanent and significant (i.e. measurable or observable on routine eye examination) structural or functional change to the eye. Separate reports are to be filed for each eye involved in bilateral injuries. Exclusion Criteria: - Based on the standard of the United States Eye Injury Registry - Mild ocular contusions - Subconjunctival hemorrhage - Superficial abrasions by themselves usually would not meet the criterion of serious and/or reportable injuries. - The exclusion of these injuries will depend on the clinical judgement of the reporting physician.
Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?
Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.
Behavioral:Public Health strategiesIt is hoped that by recording of the data (i.e. locations and mechanisms of eye injuries), we may be able to develop public health strategies to prevent further injuries. For example, encouraging more visor wear in hockey games if we notice increased prevalence of hockey eye injuries with no visor.
Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.
Patients with Eye InjuriesThe database is being established to record the number and types of eye injuries occurring in Canada. Thus there is only one cohort group, individuals who have sustained an eye injury.
Start Date: March 2, 2011
Completed Date: January 31, 2015
Primary Outcome: Number and type of eye injuries occurring in Canada
Secondary Outcome: Ocular Trauma Score
Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references
Principal Investigator: Philip L Hooper, MD
Lead Sponsor: Lawson Health Research Institute
Collaborator: Canadian National Institute for the Blind
Kuhn F, Morris R, Witherspoon CD, Mann L. Epidemiology of blinding trauma in the United States Eye Injury Registry. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2006 Jun;13(3):209-16.