Surgical Techniques in the Management of Perforating Injuries of the Globe

Yoshihiro Yonekawa, MD; James Chodosh, MD, MPH; Dean Eliott, MD

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Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2013;53(4):127-137. 

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Epidemiology

Perforating injuries of the globe account for a small portion of open globe injuries.[1,2] Work-related causes are common in rural areas, whereas combat-related injuries[3] are seen when eyes are exposed to high-velocity missiles and blasts.[4] Bullets[5] and BB pellets[6] are common culprits in the home and during recreation. Blunt objects do not result in globe perforation, as they usually cause globe rupture.[1]

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