EmtFaceEyeTrauma

EmtFaceEyeTrauma - Eye Injuries Temple College EMS...

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1 Eye Injuries Temple College EMS Professions
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2 Eye Anatomy Sclera Choroid Retina Cornea Iris Pupil Lens
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3 Eye Anatomy Aqueous humor : watery fluid which occupies the space between cornea and lens (anterior chamber) Vitreous humor : jelly-like fluid which fill space behind lens (posterior chamber) Conjunctiva : smooth membrane that covers front of eye
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4 Foreign Body Extraocular foreign body Object on conjunctiva or cornea Intraocular foreign body Object has penetrated cornea or sclera Contact lenses
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5 Extraocular Foreign Body Signs and Symptoms Pain, foreign body sensation Excessive tearing Reddening of conjunctiva Decreased visual acuity
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6 Extraocular Foreign Body Management Inspect conjunctiva Inspect surface of lower eyelid Evert upper eyelid and inspect inner surface
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7 Extraocular Foreign Body Management If object is over sclera or inside of eyelid, wash out gently or remove with cotton tip applicator Gently wash corneal bodies, do not touch Cover both eyes TRANSPORT Evaluation for possible corneal abrasion needed
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8 Intraocular Foreign Body Signs and Symptoms Pain/foreign body sensation History of sudden eye pain following explosion or metal-on-metal near eyes Distorted light reflex over cornea or decreased visual acuity Peaked pupil
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9 Intraocular Foreign Body Management Cover eyes Avoid pressure Cover large object with cup
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