Visual Prognosis in Non-Penetrating Corneal Blast Injuries

Walter Reed Army Medical Center (U.S. Fed)
Overall Status
Completed ID

Study Details

Study Description

Brief Summary

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 or Disease Intervention/Treatment Phase
  • Behavioral: Visual quality of patients with corneal eye injuries

Study Design

Study Type:
Anticipated Enrollment :
40 participants
Observational Model:
Time Perspective:
Official Title:
Visual Prognosis in Non-Penetrating Corneal Blast Injuries
Study Start Date :
Nov 1, 2004
Actual Study Completion Date :
May 1, 2007

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures

    Eligibility Criteria


    Ages Eligible for Study:
    18 Years and Older
    Sexes Eligible for Study:
    Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
    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.

    Contacts and Locations


    Site City State Country Postal Code
    1 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

    Study Documents (Full-Text)

    None provided.

    More Information


    None provided.
    Responsible Party:
    , , Identifier:
    Other Study ID Numbers:
    • WRAMC WU# 04-23010
    First Posted:
    Dec 21, 2006
    Last Update Posted:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Last Verified:
    Dec 1, 2010
    Additional relevant MeSH terms:

    Study Results

    No Results Posted as of Dec 30, 2010