Vision Conservation and Readiness

TSVCR Active Duty Eye Injury Report Summaries

Last Updated: April 16, 2019
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In 2010 the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch (AFHSB) and Tri-Service Vision Conservation and Readiness Program (TSVCRP) of the Army Public Health Center (APHC) began development of an Annual Active Duty Military Eye Injury Summary that would detail cause and type of injury along with demographics of eye injuries (Age, Gender, Rank, Occupational Group) which has been used in the annual MSMR report as well as in the Quarterly AFHSB Active Duty Eye Injury Reports for the TSVCRD.

Since one of the underlying goals of the summary  is to make eye injury surveillance data accessible and useable, individual annual eye injury summaries for all years and all services (Combined DoD, Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps as well as summaries for the Coast Guard prior to 2016) are posted on the APHC public website for review. 

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Active Duty Eye Injury Report Summary

The Active Duty Eye Injury Report summaries contains detailed data, along with summary tables detailing Ambulatory and Hospitalization rates (per 1000 person-years) based upon Injury Groups, Causes of Injury and Occupational Groups by Service and installations as available.  Summary tables for Deployment-Associated Eye Injuries detailing frequency of Eye Injuries by Type of Injury and Occupational Group are also provided.   The link above will take you directly to all of the reports available.

As one of the underlying goals of the summary is to make eye injury surveillance data accessible and useable, individual annual eye injury summaries for all years and all services (Combined DoD, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard) are posted on the APHC public website.

The Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR)

The MSMR provides monthly evidence-based estimates of the incidence, distribution, impact, and trends of health-related conditions among service members. Additionally, the MSMR  focuses one issue per year on the absolute and relative morbidity burden attributable to various illnesses and injuries among service members and beneficiaries. You may request an electronic subscription here: Subscribe External Link

To view the MSMR page on the AFHSB site, go to: Medical Surveillance Monthly Report External Link

The MSMR also provides continuing education (CE) and continuing medical education (CME) for physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, social workers, healthcare executives, and other public health professionals seeking certification through their respective professional organizations. It also offers certificates of completion to those who participate for educational or professional development.  To enroll, go to: MSMR CE External Link

The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch

The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch (AFHSB) External Link is the central epidemiologic resource for the U.S. Armed Forces, conducting medical surveillance to protect those who serve our nation in uniform and allies who are critical to our national security interests.

The Case Definitions for Eye Injuries used in the Active Duty Eye Injury Report summaries are available on the AFHSB website: Surveillance Case Definitions External Link.   Once on the page, click on the link 15.0 Ophthalmology and then Eye Injuries.