98th Annual Meeting DOG 2000

P 627

Establishment of an ophthalmopathologic database utilizing an SPSS-multiresponse program on data of 1023 enucleations 1986-1996

H. Becker, U. Schaudig, D. v. Domarus

Introduction: The development of an ophthalmopathologic database with a multidigit data code should help to draw clinicopathologic conclusions concerning the diagnosis and clinical findings of pathological etiologies and help to register new patients.

Material and methods: At the histopathologic institute of our eye hospital 2890 globes were from 20.01.1975-12.12.1996 examined. 1023 globes were used for the database from 12/1986 to 12/1996. 565 globes were recruited from the UKE, the other globes from AK Altona, Barmbek, Heidberg, Bergedorf, St. Georg and the Marien hospital

Results: The data were analyzed by spss-program and multi-response-procedure. 798 different diagnosis and clinical findings were correlated. From 11 diagnosis and findings on an average, 11198 namings were found.

Correlations ot etiologic main groups were done in 270 injuries, 211 tumors, 42 glaucoma, 91 retinal detachments, inflammations (3 septicemia, 110 uveitis, 77 keratitis, 56 endophthalmitis), 67 vascular diseases and other.

More than one clinical aspect led in 185 globes to enucleation (except 310x pain as indication). More than one histological aspect was found in 240 cases. The visualization of complex or rare findings and the integration is possible by the new database. A chronological and demographic demonstration of causes of enucleations is possible by this new modality.

Discussion: Based on previous studies of Portwich and Naumann it is possible to compare the etiologies for enucleation of different hospital of the the same region by the presented ophthalmopathologic database

University Eye Hospital Hamburg, Eppendorf, Martinistr. 52, D-20251 Hamburg, Germany