Ocular injuries in people with multiple trauma
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Ocular injuries in people with multiple trauma

Claire Kane Senior lecturer in adult nursing, University of Bedfordshire, Aylesbury
Dean Whiting Senior lecturer in adult nursing, University of Bedfordshire, Aylesbury
Anthony McGrath Principal lecturer in advanced practice, University of Bedfordshire, Aylesbury
David Mathew Senior learning technologist, University of Bedfordshire, Aylesbury
Sarah Cocker Practice development nurse in emergency nursing, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Esa Rintakorpi Visiting lecturer in emergency trauma care and clinical nurse lead, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and the University of Bedfordshire

Claire Kane and colleagues explain how emergency care practitioners should recognise, assess and treat patients with traumatic injury to the eye

About 8% of all major trauma patients have eye injuries, which can have serious implications for the patients and their families. This article outlines a practical approach to the recognition, assessment and management in emergency departments of common ocular traumatic injuries. It also provides an overview of the applied anatomy, and discusses common complications.

Emergency Nurse. 22, 3, 27-32. doi: 10.7748/en.22.3.27.e1270



Conflict of interest

None declared

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 04 December 2013

Accepted: 14 May 2014

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