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Unformatted text preview: Rupture of the globe This is very rare, but can be problematic Perforating trauma Problems and causes of perforating trauma of the eye include: Intraocular foreign bodies Glass is inert, metals may rust and both can introduce infections. Corneal and sclearl laceration These may be partial or full thickness. Chemical trauma In regards to chemical trauma of the eye: Minor irritants include perfumes and hair sprays. Harmful chemicals are acids and alkalis Acids can coagulate proteins and do no penetrate the eye. Alkalis penetrate the conjunctiva and cornea and can pass deep into the eye. The management of chemical trauma should always be copious irrigation. Long term consequences The longer term consequences of any type of eye trauma include: Cataracts Glaucoma Retinal detachment Corneal scarring and astigmatism...
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10