Clinical Evaluation of Ocular Trauma


  • Ümit Ekşioğlu

Turk J Ophthalmol 2012;42(1):16-22

Ocular trauma is a condition that may lead to loss of vision, subsequently of the eye, and to economic losses. Ocular trauma is a preventable, worldwide public health problem, especially affecting children and working–age adults. Ocular trauma is an important part of the ophthalmic pathology and involves 10-15% all of ophthalmologic disease. Rapid assessment and examination following trauma to the eye is crucial. A thorough knowledge of potential injuries is imperative to ensure rapid diagnosis, to prevent further damage to the eye, and to preserve visual capacity.

Keywords: Ocular trauma, clinical evaluation

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