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 are seen when eyes are exposed to high-velocity missiles and blasts. Bullets and BB pellets are common culprits in the home and during recreation. Blunt objects do not result in globe perforation, as they usually cause globe rupture.
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