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Penetrating Injury

Penetrating Trauma occurs when an object penetrates the eye. CT scan is usually indicated to determine if a foreign body remains in the eye. Removal of the foreign body with forceps or magnet is performed. Closure of the lacerated eye is necessary to preserve the eye integrity and to restore vision.

Penetrating trauma is a potentially blinding event. Thorough evaluation, medical management, and surgical repair are necessary to restore as much vision as possible and prevent loss of the eye.


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CT image of a metallic foreign body within an eye.
CT image of a metallic foreign body within an eye.
The same foreign body after removal.
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