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Blunt Eye Trauma

Aka: Blunt Eye Trauma
  1. See Also
    1. Eye Trauma
  2. Exam
    1. Remove contacts immediately
      1. Removal difficult with swelling
    2. See Eye Exam
  3. Complications: Conditions secondary to blunt Trauma
    1. Hyphema
    2. Retinal Detachment
    3. Eyelid Laceration
    4. Penetrating Eye Injury with Globe Rupture
    5. Lens Dislocation
    6. Traumatic Glaucoma
  4. Imaging: Indicated if penetrating injury suspected
    1. Orbital CT Scan (1-1.5 mm cuts, axial and coronal) or
    2. XRay (up and down gaze views) if CT not available
  5. Management
    1. Patients who are discharged
      1. Close interval follow-up
      2. Self-monitoring of vision and immediate return for worsening or lack of improvement
  6. References
    1. Peate (2007) Am Fam Physician 75(7):1017-22 [PubMed]

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