Ocular trauma is a common emergency department presentation. A detailed history and physical exam are necessary to determine the appropriate management of patients presenting with ocular complaints after traumatic injury and whether emergent or urgent ophthalmology evaluations are warranted. Some important ocular injuries include lacerations, hyphemas, iridodialysis, ruptured globe, ocular fractures, retrobulbar hemorrhage, intraocular foreign bodies, and chemical burns. Appropriate management of these conditions is important to prevent vision loss or infection.
KeywordsOcular trauma Ruptured globe Eyelid laceration Conjunctival laceration Corneal laceration Traumatic hyphema Subconjunctival hemorrhage Iridodialysis Cyclodialysis Seidel’s sign Retrobulbar hematoma Orbital fracture Ruptured globe Foreign body Chemical burn
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