Anterior segment trauma

Richard K Lee, Mohamed S. Sayed

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Mechanical ocular trauma involving the anterior segment may result in damage to the conjunctiva, cornea, limbus, anterior chamber angle, iris, lens, and ciliary body. The mechanism of trauma (closed or open, blunt, penetrating, or perforating), force and extent of trauma, and whether a foreign body is involved determine the pathophysiologic consequence of injury to the various anterior segment structures. The treatment modalities employed and the final visual outcome are also dependent upon these trauma variables. Thorough history taking and careful clinical examination are crucial in the proper assessment and management of anterior segment trauma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMechanical Ocular Trauma
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent Consensus and Controversy
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)9789811021503
ISBN (Print)9789811021480
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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