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Conjunctival Laceration

  • Clinical features:
    • May be isolated or part of more severe intraocular injuries.
    • Symptoms: ocular irritation, pain and foreign body sensation.
    • Signs include chemosis, subconjunctival hemorrhage and torn conjunctiva.
  • Work up:
    • Thorough eye examination under topical or general anesthesia includes dilated fundus examination to rule out intraocular foreign body.
    • Seidel test to rule out open globe injury.
    • Ultrasonography.
    • CT scan to rule out intraocular foreign body.
  • Management:
    • Observation.
    • Prophylactic topical antibiotics for small lacerations.
    • Surgical repair may be required for large lacerations.

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