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How much do you know about ocular trauma?

Ophthalmologists Dr Karnesh Patel, Miss Abha Gupta and Mr Nitin Anand present five types of ocular trauma. Identify the problem and answer the accompanying questions

Ophthalmologists Dr Karnesh Patel, Miss Abha Gupta and Mr Nitin Anand present five types of ocular trauma. Identify the problem and answer the accompanying questions


Question 1

a What is the clinical abnormality shown in the image above?

b In such cases what are the important points to ask for in the history?

c What are the common symptoms seen with this condition?

d If nothing is seen on ocular examination despite a good history, what could you consider?

e Describe the management

Question 2

a What is the clinical abnormality visible above?

b What are the main causes of this clinical sign?

c How should such patients be managed?

d What other information may be of use

to the ophthalmologist?

Question 3

a Describe the clinical features you can see in this image

b What must you take into consideration while examining such patients?

c Do you think it is acceptable for A&E to manage this lid laceration?

Question 4

a What does the above image show?

b What are common causes for the above condition?

c Name the risk factors associated with this type of condition

d What risk does this pose to the eye?

e What needs to be done about this?

Question 5

a What do the above images show?

b How is the patient likely to present?

c What are the differential diagnoses?

d What is the management?

e Are there any long-term considerations?

Dr Karnesh Patel and Miss Abha Gupta are both specialty registrars in ophthalmology and Mr Nitin Anand is a consultant ophthalmologist at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

Picture 1 Picture 2 Picture 3 Picture 4 Picture 5a Picture 5b Ocular trauma quiz answers

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