2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
8 External Disease and Cornea
Chapter 14: Clinical Aspects of Toxic and Traumatic Injuries of the Anterior Segment
Chemical solutions in the eye, especially strong alkaline substances, should be irrigated as soon as possible.
Surgical repair of iridodialysis should be attempted as soon as possible to minimize corectopia from permanent contracture of the radial iris fibers.
The combination of elevated intraocular pressure, corneal endothelial damage, and blood in the anterior chamber can result in corneal blood staining.
Prolapsed uveal tissue in penetrating ocular injuries is usually reposited rather than resected unless it is grossly necrotic or contaminated.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.