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Evisceration for the management of ocular trauma.

Authors
  • McAlinden, Colm
  • Saldanha, Mario
  • Laws, David
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMJ Case Reports
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2013
Volume
2013
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2013-201235
PMID: 24172777
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Despite the eye being surrounded by orbital bones and protective mechanisms such as the blink reflex, it is vulnerable to trauma. The two key issues to consider when presented with a case of ocular trauma are the visual potential of the eye and the risk of sympathetic ophthalmia. The Ocular Trauma Score can be used to assess the visual potential of the injured eye. Surgical management may be either repair or removal of the eye (evisceration or enucleation). Herein we describe a case of ocular trauma and the decision-making process in the management of the injury.

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