Traumatic Retinal Detachment Secondary to Open Globe

  • Ulrich Spandau
  • Zoran Tomic


Trauma presents with a huge variety. Not one traumatic case can be compared with the other. This makes trauma surgery exciting and demanding but makes also recommendations for surgical procedure rather difficult. Generally, a globe injury is divided into an open globe injury and a closed globe injury. Here we will only talk about open globe injuries. For open globe injury, two major traumas are possible: (1) an ocular injury with intraocular foreign body (IOFB) and (2) globe injuries affecting the sclera (scleral injury) or the cornea (corneal injury). Remark: A corneal injury is often called a perforation, and a scleral rupture is also named a globe rupture. (See Fig. 22.1 (Videos 22.1, 22.2, 22.3, 22.4, 22.5 and 22.6).)

Supplementary material

Video 22.1

Surgical management of a corneal and scleral perforation (WMV 124,420 kb)

Video 22.2

Implantation of an Ophtec IOL (iris-IOL prosthesis) (WMV 72,887 kb)

Video 22.3

Napkin ring (WMV 11,499 kb)

Video 22.4

Trauma with kick scooter_napkin ring (WMV 231,268 kb)

Video 22.5

Trauma with snowblower (WMV 191,299 kb)

Video 22.6

PVR detachment secondary to trauma (WMV 364,242 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Spandau
    • 1
  • Zoran Tomic
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyUppsala University HospitalUppsalaSweden

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