Ophthalmology clinic

Ocular trauma. Part 1: penetrating injuries

Ophthalmology clinic

Ocular trauma. Part 1: penetrating injuries

Trevor JP Hodson

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Abstract

Ocular trauma can be an emergency presentation having serious consequences for vision. This month, we begin a three-part article dealing with a spectrum of injuries to the eye.

Article Extract

Ocular trauma is a common presentation in general practice. It is estimated that approximately 10% of workplace injuries involve the eye. Usually, these injuries involve superficial foreign bodies, but on other occasions prompt and appropriate management will be crucial to a good visual outcome.