With regard to prognosis:

• The visual outcome changes based on the age of the child. It is especially informative to analyze the visual acuity values if these are compared with those in adult eyes (Table 2.16.2).

Table 2.16.2 Visual outcomes in the USEIR database (%). A comparison between the final visual acuities of seriously injured eyes of pediatric vs adult patients

Visual acuity

Children aged 0-4

Children aged 5-14

Children aged 15-18

Children aged 0-18

Adults 19 and older

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