Acute ocular trauma accounts for a substantial number of emergency department visits in the USA, and represents a significant source of disability to patients; however, the orbits remain a potential blind spot for radiologists. The goal of this article is to review the relevant anatomy of the orbit and imaging findings associated with commonly encountered acute ocular traumatic pathology, while highlighting the salient information which should be reported to the ordering clinician. Topics discussed include trauma to the anterior and posterior chamber, lens dislocations, intraocular foreign bodies, and open and contained globe injuries.
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
The original version of this article was revised: The correct article title is: “Acute ocular traumatic imaging: what the radiologist should know”.
An erratum to this article is available at https://doi.org/10.1007/s10140-017-1536-0.
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Thelen, J., Bhatt, A.A. & Bhatt, A.A. Acute ocular traumatic imaging: what the radiologist should know. Emerg Radiol 24, 585–592 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10140-017-1528-0
- Ocular trauma
- Anterior chamber
- Lens dislocation
- Intraocular foreign body
- Retinal detachment
- Choroidal detachment
- Vitreous hemorrhage
- Open-globe injury