Wound must always be closed

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See above

See Chaps. 2.2 and 2.3 for further details

See Chaps. 2.2 and 2.3 for further details

evaluate the eye as dictated by the specific injury, not simply by following a protocol design a plan, both in terms of strategy and tactics, before initiating treatment

let an assistant prepare the eye for surgery; this needs to be done by you, the surgeon follow instincts during surgery, but try to think logically and follow-up this logic with your actions


Open globe injuries present several serious risks not associated with contusion, even if many of the pathologies caused by the two types of trauma are similar or identical. Paradoxically, taking a few minutes to design a management plan is more important for eyes with open than with closed globe injury, despite the relative urgency to close the wound.

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