Injured Eye Evaluation
Evaluation of an eye injury 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 injury may include:
- Tenderness around the eye
- Swelling around the eye
- Subconjunctival hemorrhage
- Bruising around the eye
- Blood in the anterior chamber of the eye
- Irregular pupil
Tests are usually not necessary, but may be used to determine severity of the injury to the eye itself.
Tests that may be used to evaluate eye injury include:
- Visual acuity
- X-ray of the orbit
Less commonly performed tests that may be used to evaluate eye injury include:
- CT scan of the orbits
- MRI scan of the brain and orbits
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