Globe trauma

Jared M Dunkin, Alison V Crum, Ronald S Swanger, Syed Ahmed Jamal Bokhari
Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MR 2011, 32 (1): 51-6
In the United States, it is estimated that 3% of all emergency room visits are the result of eye injury, with many seen in combination with other orbital injuries. These often result from motor vehicle accidents and sports-related injuries. Clinical ophthalmologic examination is the key to rapid and accurate diagnosis of most ocular injuries. Imaging, in combination with the ophthalmologic examination, can be a powerful tool in the evaluation of traumatic injury to the globe. We review the roles of computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound in the evaluation of these patients and illustrate common and uncommon traumatic ocular pathology.

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