Terminology of mechanical injuries: The Birmingham eye trauma terminology (BETT)



  • Akin to two people not speaking a common language (Fig. 1.1.1), ophthalmologists are unable to unambiguously communicate with each other if the terms they use to describe an eye injury are not standardized. If the terms used do not have straightforward definitions, practitioners cannot understand each other when discussing an ocular trauma case, nor can research be conducted, and its results published, without the risk of the data being misinterpreted. © 2008 Springer-Verlag.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9783540338246
  • Start Page

  • 3
  • End Page

  • 11