Case 37: Zone I/II/III Open Globe Injury with Orbital Fractures
Concomitant open globe injuries with facial fractures usually occur in the setting of high velocity, blunt trauma to the eye. In most cases, the visual prognosis is poor compared to other open globes without facial fractures. Here, a case is presented in which a young man sustained a Zone I/II/III open globe injury with associated facial fractures after being hit with a softball. He ultimately decided against secondary corneal and vitreoretinal surgery and retained light perception vision. Repair of the facial fractures was deemed unnecessary.
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