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Injury of the 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:


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:

Less commonly performed tests that may be used to evaluate eye injury 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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