iEM Image Feed: Penetrating eye injury

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A 42 years old male, presents to the ED 1 hour after he was hammering a nail onto a wooden shelf, where the nail flew and strike his left open eye. In an attempt to help, his friend immediately removed the nail.

After that, he has been having severe sharp pain and blurry vision in his left eye.

On examination, the left eye had poor visual acuity, and he could only perceive light and movement. The pupil was fixed, dilated and non-reactive to light. Right eye examination was normal.

819.2 - eye penetran trauma 2 -siedel sign

Further reading

Cite this article as: iEM Education Project Team, "iEM Image Feed: Penetrating eye injury," in International Emergency Medicine Education Project, April 28, 2021, https://iem-student.org/2021/04/28/iem-image-feed-penetrating-eye-injury/, date accessed: July 6, 2022

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