Eye Trauma Lecture

This lecture covers common eye-trauma seen by ophthalmologists … such as corneal abrasion, lid lacerations, orbital wall fractures, and open-globe injury. This was recorded at the HOPS ophthalmic technician conference in Daytona Beach.

Snapshots from this lecture:

Eye Trauma Lecture
The lecture title for the actual “trauma” section.

Mono-cannalicular stent
I discuss eyelid lacerations and how to repair them. I then discuss and show videos on the two methods for repairing canalicular lacerations … monocanalicular stents (monocult) and crawford tubes.

Seidel test
We show the difference between a corneal laceration and a corneal abrasion, and performance of the Seidel test to look for leaking aqueous.

Eyelid laceration
Several gory videos are shown of bad trauma. This is a lid avulsion, requiring careful suturing and a crawford tube. I also cover lateral canthotomy and open-globe wounds.

Wall fracture
Floor fractures are discussed, along with reading CT scans.

Forced Ductions
Entrapment is always of concern with an orbital fracture. Forced duction testing is demonstrated.

Dr. Timothy Root is a practicing ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon in Daytona Beach, Florida. His books, video lectures, and training resources can be found at:


  1. Best opthal lecture videos ever. All of your videos are a must for every internist.
    Thanks a lot for reminding me what great teachers are made of.

  2. Hi I am an Emergency Physician in AUstralia and teach our 4th year doctors about eyes. I can’t seem to download the ocular trauma lecture. Any hints on how to do this?


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