Posterior segment trauma

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Abstract

Mechanical ocular trauma involving the posterior segment may result in damage to the choroid, vitreous body, retina, macula, and optic nerve, leading to permanent visual impairment or severe visual loss. Complicated cases such as traumatic choroidal hemorrhage, retinal detachment, traumatic macular hole, retinal detachments, and intraocular foreign bodies often bring great challenges to clinicians. Vitreoretinal surgery is usually required in the acute and secondary management of the posterior ocular trauma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMechanical Ocular Trauma
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent Consensus and Controversy
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Pages39-48
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789811021503
ISBN (Print)9789811021480
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Smiddy, W. E. (2016). Posterior segment trauma. In Mechanical Ocular Trauma: Current Consensus and Controversy (pp. 39-48). Springer Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-2150-3_3