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Defense and Veterans Eye Injury and Vision Registry (DVEIVR)

February 12, 2018

Working with the Vision Center of Excellence (VCE), 4S - Silversword Software and Services is proud to have been a part of the project known as the Defense and Veterans Eye Injury and Vision Registry (DVEIVR). DVEIVR is the first major patient registry to be shared by the DoD and the VA. The project aimed at helping the vision care community tend to the eye injuries of service members and veterans effectively.


DVEIVR provides the DoD and VA eye care communities with a registry that tracks patient ocular data from the time of injury all the way through their eye care process. DVEIVR offers actionable data to support enhancement of clinical practices and clinical education. This data provided by DVEIVR allows vision care professionals to track the clinical history, diagnoses, treatments, and outcomes of service members and veterans eye injuries. The registry also allows the vision care community to make improvements to eye care, guide eye care research, improve clinical practice guidelines, and inform policy.


(The graphic above highlights how DVEIVR provides thorough longitudinal data analysis of eye injuries and treatment, specifically looking at clinical outcomes of open globe eye injuries. Data includes, the cause of injury, any procedures that were performed, and any co-morbid diagnoses or visual acuity tests that were conducted.)


DVEIVR has proven to be a useful tool in the study of open globe injury and eye care research as data from the registry has been used in several publications, including:  

  • John’s Hopkins - Indirect Traumatic Optic Neuropathy (ITON)  

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology 2016 Presentation Poster - Clinical Outcomes of Open Globe Injuries in the Defense and Veterans Eye Injury and Vision Registry (DVEIVR)  

  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Lecture - Open Globe Injuries in the Defense and Veterans Eye Injury and Vision Registry (DVEIVR)  

  • AIMed Abstract - Open Globe Injury Patient Identification in Warfare Clinical Note 

For more about how DVEIVR operates, please watch the video below: 





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