Article Abstract

New approaches to managing open globe eye injuries with a thermoresponsive sealant

Authors: Baek-Lok Oh, Hyeong Gon Yu

Abstract

Traumatic eye injury is the leading cause of unilateral blindness worldwide, especially in developing countries. Open globe injuries, which have the tendency to lead to severe visual impairment, account for about 10% of these injuries (1). The risk for open globe injury was highest in young adults (2) who were actively engaged in economic activities; therefore, open globe injuries not only affect the quality of life and economic condition of patients, but also cause a great deal of cost for society as a whole (3).