According to the United States Eye Injury Registry, eye injury is the leading cause of monocular blindness, and there are approximately 2.4 million eye injuries occurring annually in the US, resulting in 500,000 years of lost eyesight annually.1 These injuries occur more often in males (>70%), and 95% of occupational injuries occur in males.2,3 This chapter will describe the approach to the patient with eye trauma in the emergency department (ED), including how to perform a detailed history and physical examination related to eye injuries, as well as covering the traumatic presentations in Table 9.1.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The Emergency Medicine Trauma Handbook|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Number of pages||22|
|State||Published - Aug 23 2019|
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