Surgeon-performed point-of-care ultrasound in severe eye trauma: Report of two cases
Fikri M Abu-Zidan, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, Al-Ain 17666, United Arab Emirates
Korana Balac, Chetana Anand Bhatia, Surgical Institute, Al-Ain Hospital, Al-Ain 1006, United Arab Emirates
Author contributions: Abu-Zidan FM was the treating surgeon of the second case, performed the point-of-care ultrasound studies for both cases, had the idea, reviewed the literature, wrote the first version of the paper, edited it, and approved its final version; Balac K was the treating surgeon of the first case, participated in the idea, and approved the final version of the paper; Bhatia CA was the treating ophthalmologist for the first case, participated in the idea, and approved the final version of the paper.
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Informed consent statement: Both patients signed an informed consent form agreeing to the publication of these case reports.
Conflict-of-interest statement: None declared by all authors.
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Correspondence to: Fikri M Abu-Zidan, MD, FACS, FRCS, PhD, Dip Applied Statistics Professor, Acute Care Surgeon, Point-of-Care Sonographer, Statistical Consultant, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, Tawam Street, P.O. Box 17666, Al-Ain 17666, United Arab Emirates. email@example.com
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Received: February 9, 2016
Peer-review started: February 9, 2016
First decision: May 19, 2016
Revised: June 29, 2016
Accepted: July 29, 2016
Article in press: August 1, 2016
Published online: October 16, 2016