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Globe rupture

The following is a summary of the systematic review findings up to the date of our most recent literature search. If you have a specific clinical case, we strongly recommend you read all of the relevant references as cited and look for additional material published outside our search dates.


Two infants aged 9 and 14 months are reported with unilateral traumatic globe rupture.  Each infant had coexistent injuries including bruising and/or fractures 1


Each had subconjunctival haemorrhages in association with the globe rupture, 100% hyphema and chemosis


One of the two infants had presented one week earlier, with her eye examined, and discharged without a child abuse evaluation


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  1. Skarbek-Borowska SE, Campbell KT. Globe rupture and nonaccidental trauma: two case reports. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2011;27(6):544-546 [Pubmed]


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