Interval of injury, vitrectomy a risk factor for proliferative vitreoretinopathy

Ocular trauma is associated with a high risk of proliferative vitreoretinopathy and poor postoperative visual outcomes, according to a study. The study included 179 eyes with trauma and proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR). A control group comprised 221 eyes with trauma and no PVR. Average follow-up was 11 months in the PVR group and 11.3 months in the control group, except for patients who had primary enucleation or evisceration. The average interval between injury and vitrectomy was 62.6 days in the PVR group and 16.8 days in the control group.

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