Eye in­jury

EQUUS - - Case Report -

� Def­i­ni­tion: scratches, punc­tures or tears in the cornea, the trans­par­ent outer sur­face of the eye­ball � Signs: ex­ces­sive tears, red­ness, squint­ing, re­peated shak­ing of the head, cloudi­ness of the cornea or swelling of the eye­lids � Causes: abra­sion or the em­bed­ding of a splin­ter or other for­eign ob­ject in the cornea or un­der the eye­lid. Trauma, such as a kick or sharp blow to the eye, can also in­jure the globe and sur­round­ing tis­sues. � Treat­ment: Some eye in­juries re­quire surgery. Oth­ers may heal with top­i­cal an­tibi­otic oint­ment alone, but hourly, roundthe-clock ad­min­is­tra­tion may be nec­es­sary. � Prog­no­sis: ranges from full re­cov­ery to per­ma­nent loss of vi­sion and even the eye it­self, de­pend­ing on the sever­ity of the in­jury, the level of con­tam­i­na­tion and how quickly treat­ment be­gins

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