Ocular Trauma is one of the most under-recognized causes of vision loss in the developed world. Blunt or penetrating ocular trauma can lead to vision loss through cataract, glaucoma or retinal detachment. . Cataract and glaucoma resulting from ocular trauma can occur in the setting of both penetrating and blunt injuries, thus both open and closed globe injuries. On initial exam, the patient’s consciousness level is assessed. It is important to establish mechanism of injury including blunt or penetrating, velocity of impact or projectile, point of impact, material, and any other details relevant to overall energy of impact.
Although there are no specific guidelines for ocular trauma, evaluation and appropriate management by Dr. Najafi can facilitate more successful treatment and avoid complications associated with cataract surgery in these cases.