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Corneal laceration - External and Internal Eye
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Emergency: requires immediate attention

Corneal laceration - External and Internal Eye

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Contributors: Brandon D. Ayres MD, Christopher Rapuano MD, Harvey A. Brown MD, Sunir J. Garg MD, Lauren Patty Daskivich MD, MSHS
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Synopsis

Cornea lacerations are traumatic injuries to the eye and should be considered ophthalmic emergencies, as improper treatment can lead to permanent visual loss. A presenting patient will have a history of ocular trauma, be in pain, have associated photophobia, and blepharospasm. If the laceration extends through the visual axis or is full thickness, there will often be reduced vision in the affected eye.

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ICD10CM:
S05.30XA – Ocular laceration without prolapse or loss of intraocular tissue, unspecified eye, initial encounter

SNOMEDCT:
95725002 – Corneal laceration

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Last Updated: 01/20/2015
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Emergency: requires immediate attention
Corneal laceration - External and Internal Eye
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Corneal laceration : Eye pain, Pupil shape abnormal, Hyphema, Conjunctival injection, Excessive tearing, Chemosis
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