What is the visual prognosis associated with globe rupture?

Updated: Sep 03, 2019
  • Author: John R Acerra, MD; Chief Editor: Steven C Dronen, MD, FAAEM  more...
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Globe rupture and posterior segment injury have always been associated with a high frequency of visual loss. Approximately 30%-40% of monocular blindness cases result from ocular trauma. [4] With modern diagnostic techniques, surgical approaches, and rehabilitation, many eyes can be salvaged with retention of vision. [5]

Patients should not be given a hopeful prognosis until full, usually operative, evaluation is complete. Achieving or maintaining useful vision depends on several prognostic factors, such as the severity of the initial trauma, involvement of ocular structures, preoperative visual acuity, and timely diagnosis and treatment. [6]


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