Anterior segment imaging in combat ocular trauma

Denise S. Ryan*, Rose K. Sia, Marcus Colyer, Richard D. Stutzman, Keith J. Wroblewski, Michael J. Mines, Kraig S. Bower

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Purpose. To evaluate the use of ocular imaging to enhance management and diagnosis of war-related anterior segment ocular injuries. Methods. This study was a prospective observational case series from an ongoing IRB-approved combat ocular trauma tracking study. Subjects with anterior segment ocular injury were imaged, when possible, using anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT), confocal microscopy (CM), and slit lamp biomicroscopy. Results. Images captured from participants with combat ocular trauma on different systems provided comprehensive and alternate views of anterior segment injury to investigators. Conclusion. In combat-related trauma of the anterior segment, adjunct image acquisition enhances slit lamp examination and enables real time In vivo observation of the cornea facilitating injury characterization, progression, and management.

Original languageEnglish
Article number308259
JournalJournal of Ophthalmology
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


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