What are the signs and symptoms of globe rupture?

Updated: Sep 03, 2019
  • Author: John R Acerra, MD; Chief Editor: Steven C Dronen, MD, FAAEM  more...
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Symptoms may include the following:

  • Pain

    • Pain may be difficult to assess in patients with obtundation or distracting injuries.

    • Patients with penetrating injuries may not experience severe pain initially, even if there is an intraocular foreign body.

  • Loss of vision or blurred vision

  • Diplopia

    • If present, diplopia is usually due to entrapment and dysfunction of extraocular muscles with associated orbital floor blowout fractures.

    • Diplopia may be due to traumatic cranial nerve palsy from associated head injury.

    • Monocular diplopia may be due to associated lens dislocation or subluxation.


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