This live webinar will introduce the classification of ocular trauma, define the “Open Globe”, review the epidemiology of posterior segment trauma, and reiterate important surgical anatomy of the eye. The evaluation of the traumatized patient with an open globe and the ophthalmic surgical goals for therapy will be emphasized to include eye wall closure from the cornea to the posterior sclera. Special considerations will be addressed, including primary enucleation, post traumatic endophthalmitis, prophylactic scleral buckling, timing of vitreoretinal surgical intervention, and the management of intraocular foreign bodies (IOFB’s) of various types. A variety of surgical case examples will be offered. Finally, critical ‘take home points” will be reviewed.
Lecturer: Rosalind A. Stevens, MD. MPH, Professor of Surgery Emerita, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, New Hampshire, USA