Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Eye Contusion Evaluation

Evaluation of an eye contusion begins with a medical history and physical examination. This includes vision testing, examining the retina with an ophthalmoscope, and a slit lamp exam.

Physical findings in someone with an eye contusion may include:

  • Tenderness around the eye
  • Swelling around the eye
  • Bruising around the eye

Tests are usually not necessary, but may be used to determine severity of the injury to the eye.

Tests that may be used to evaluate eye contusion include:

Less commonly performed tests that may be used to evaluate eye contusion include:

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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