The application of clinical registries in ophthalmic trauma-the International Globe and Adnexal Trauma Epidemiology Study (IGATES)

Ng, Sean Ming Sheng and Low, Rebecca and Hoskin, Annette K. and Rousselot, Andres and Gunasekeran, Dinesh Visva and Natarajan, Sundaram and Sundar, Gangadhara and Chee, Caroline Ka Lin and Mishra, Chitaranjan and Sen, Parveen and Pradhan, Eli and Irawati, Yunia and Tengku Kamalden, Tengku Ain Fathlun and Shah, Mehul and Yan, Hua and Woreta, Fasika A. and Subramanian, Prem S. and Kuhn, Ferenc and Watson, Stephanie L. and Agrawal, Rupesh and Pacific, Gates Study Group-an Asia (2022) The application of clinical registries in ophthalmic trauma-the International Globe and Adnexal Trauma Epidemiology Study (IGATES). Graefes Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 260 (4). pp. 1055-1067. ISSN 0721-832X, DOI

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Ophthalmic trauma is a leading cause of preventable monocular blindness worldwide. The prevalence of ophthalmic trauma varies considerably based on geographic location, socio-economic status, age groups, occupation, and cultural practices such as firework celebrations. Clinical registries are known to be valuable in guiding the diagnosis, management, and prognostication of complex diseases. However, there is currently a lack of a centralized international data repository for ophthalmic trauma. We draw lessons from past and existing clinical registries related to ophthalmology and propose a new suitable international multicenter clinical registry for ophthalmic trauma: the International Globe and Adnexal Trauma Epidemiology Study (IGATES). IGATES is hosted on a secure web-based platform which exhibits user-friendly smart features, an integrated Ocular Trauma Score (OTS) prognosis calculator, efficient data collection points, and schematic graphical software. IGATES currently has 37 participating centers globally. The data collected through IGATES will be primarily used to develop a more robust and improved ophthalmic trauma prognostic classification system, the Ocular Trauma Score-2 (OTS-2), which builds on previous systems such as the Birmingham Eye Trauma Terminology System (BETTS) and Ocular Trauma Score (OTS). Furthermore, IGATES will act as a springboard for further research into the epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of ophthalmic trauma. Ultimately, IGATES serves to advance the field of ophthalmic trauma and improve the care that patients with ophthalmic trauma receive.

Item Type: Article
Funders: None
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ophthalmic; Ocular; Globe; Adnexal; Trauma; Clinical registry
Subjects: R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Department of Ophthalmology
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2023 01:50
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2023 01:50

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