Ocular Perforating Injury
Ocular perforating injuries can cause significant vision loss and have worse prognosis than ocular penetrating injuries. However, it is difficult to distinguish one from another of these two kinds of open globe injuries in daily clinical practice. Comparing with ocular penetrating injuries, ocular perforating injuries are more challenging to manage due to the possible involvement of the whole eye and the inaccessible locations of the exit wound. Proper evaluation of the extent of the injury based on both trauma history taking and examinations and planning a surgical strategy is a key element for management of such patients. This chapter includes five cases with brief descriptions, illustrating figures and personal tips and tricks, aiming to provide a guide about diagnosis and management of ocular perforating injuries.
KeywordsOcular perforating injury Vitrectomy Posterior exit wound Foreign body