Acute Ocular Trauma in a Child: A Teaching Case Report

Wendy J. Haaland Stone, OD, FAAO
Stephanie A. Klemencic, OD, FAAO


Ocular injuries are common among children, especially boys. Nonpenetrating ocular trauma can cause various types of damage in the eye. The adnexa, anterior segment and posterior segment can all be affected. This damage can be mild to severe and transient or permanent. This case report of a nonpenetrating ocular injury of a young boy reviews the clinical findings and management.

Key Words: Ocular trauma, closed globe, child, traumatic iritis, commotio retinae

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