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Exploratory surgery: if still uncertain whether an occult rupture is present, the conjunctiva over the hemorrhage should be opened

Table 2.11.2 (continued) Management issues in eyes with open globe injury.

Variable

Comment

Decision making:

Is it certain that a full-thickness wound is present?

questions to be answered by the attending ophthalmologist (strategy;

Can an occult rupture be excluded?

Is an IOFB present?

Is this a high-risk injury for endophthalmitis?

see Chap. 1.8)

Can surgery be delayed until general anesthesia becomes available?

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