Occult Intraocular Perforations from Brow and Lid Lacerations

Morton F. Goldberg, Howard H. Tessler

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Minor brow and lid lacerations may be associated with scleral and retinal perforations, even when the lacerations are apparently remote from the globe. Reports of three cases in children have been used to illustrate that the classical signs of scleral perforation need not always be present. This appears especially true of injuries caused by narrow, sharp objects such as darts, scissors, and knives. The necessity of suspecting perforating injuries to the globe cannot be over emphasized. A method for diagnosing and treating such injuries has been presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-149
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1971
Externally publishedYes


  • Laceration (brow)
  • cryotherapy
  • hypotony
  • retinal perforation
  • scierai perforation
  • vitreous hemorrhage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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