Eye Trauma Lecture

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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.

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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:

12 COMMENTS

  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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