Anxiety, depression common after globe injury
In this cross-sectional survey, 124 patients with open globe injuries took part in a phone interview and had their charts retrospectively reviewed. Using sociodemographic data and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), researchers measured anxiety and depression levels.
Nearly 40% of participants had anxiety and approximately 28% had depression. The estimated prevalence in the United States is 2% and 8.6%, respectively.
Younger patients and unemployed patients were at a higher risk for developing anxiety. Patients bothered by their appearance as a result of their injury and patients who did not graduate from high school were at a higher risk for developing depression.
Hellman J, et al. Anxiety and depression after open globe injuries. Presented at: American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery meeting; Oct. 10-11, 2019.