A full-thickness corneal or scleral injury owing totrauma
Blunt trauma/globe rupture:
Causes an abrupt rise in intraocular pressure diffusely
Subsequent rupture of the eye either opposi...
Localized ecchymosis and swelling
Scleral or corneal laceration
Extrusion of intraocular contents
Markedly decreased visual acuity
Limited extraocular motion
Place a shield (not patch) over eye with no pressure on the globe.
Use a Styrofoam cup if no shield available.
Keep manipulation of the eye to a minimu...
All patients with globe rupture/penetrating eye injuries
Early enucleation for severe injury
Do not manipulate the eye if you suspect or confirm a ruptured globe:
Place eye shield over affected eye.
Administer antiemetic for patients with nausea and vomiting to prevent eleva...
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Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM, et al. Rosen's Emergency Medicine. 7th ed. Philade...
871.0 Ocular laceration without prolapse of intraocular tissue
871.2 Rupture of eye with partial loss of intraocular tissue
S05.20XA Oclr lac/rupt w prolaps/loss of intraoc tiss, unsp eye...
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