Open Globe Injury

  • Ulrich Spandau
  • Heinrich Heimann


In the following chapter, the treating algorithm and the surgical management of an open globe injury are described step-by-step.


Open globe injury Trauma Ocular trauma Open globe rupture Perforation 

Supplementary material

Video 22.1

PVR detachment secondary to trauma (WMV 364242 kb)

Video 22.2

Open globe (WMV 559531 kb)

Video 22.3

Globe rupture (WMV 88356 kb)

Video 22.4

Surgical management of a corneal and scleral perforation (WMV 124420 kb)

Video 22.5

Trauma with kick scooter with napkin ring (WMV 231268 kb)

Video 22.6

Implantation of an iris-IOL (Opthec) for traumatic aniridia and aphakia (WMV 72887 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Spandau
    • 1
  • Heinrich Heimann
    • 2
  1. 1.University Eye HospitalUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Royal Liverpool University HospitalLiverpoolUK

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