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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Mechanical Ocular Trauma|
|Subtitle of host publication||Current Consensus and Controversy|
|Number of pages||32|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2016|
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