2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
12 Retina and Vitreous
Part II: Disorders of the Retina and Vitreous
Chapter 18: Posterior Segment Manifestations of Trauma
Lacerating and Penetrating Injuries
Lacerating injuries result from cutting or tearing of the eyewall by objects of varying sharpness. A penetrating injury of the globe is a laceration of the eyewall at a single entry site. The prognosis is related to the location and extent of the wound, as well as the associated damage and degree of hemorrhage.
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.