Fig. 1.1.1 Miscommunication if two people do not speak the same language. Individual "a" is communicating message "X"; however, this is understood by individual "b" as "Y."The reason for misinterpretation is the nonstandardized methods of coding and decoding the message

Fig. 1.1.2 The importance of indicating the tissue of reference when defining an eye injury term. Injury a is a closed globe injury but a penetrating injury of the cornea (i.e., not of the globe): the object violated the cornea but did not cause a through-and-through wound. Injury b is an open globe trauma; it is a perforating (through-and-through) injury of the cornea but a penetrating (into, not through) injury of the globe

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