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Iris Sphincter Tear Treatment
Any time there is a penetrating wound to the cornea, the iris is often injured as it is directly beneath the cornea in the eye.  The injury can be a direct laceration to the cornea or the iris can prolapse through a laceration in the cornea.  Blunt trauma can also impact the iris.  The most common injuries to the iris include tears in the sphincter and dialysis of the root of the iris.  You can also get iridoschisis and atrophy of the iris.  Most iris injuries also result in a traumatic hyphema.

Iris injuries are important because, when they are injured, they result in a distorted, nonreactive pupil and photophobia because the iris doesn’t close down when exposed to light.  If the pupil is contracted permanently, there can be a loss of full vision.  The idea behind treating an iris injury is to preserve as much of the tissue of the iris as possible and to restore its normal architecture.

Traumatic Endophthalmitis

Traumatic Endophthalmitis

Traumatic Endophthalmitis

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Eye Injury Attorney. Despite recent advances in the treatment of endophthalmitis, infection from penetrating eye trauma continues to present a clinical challenge.  It remains an important cause of vision failure following open globe injuries and may complicate seemingly benign injuries such as small, self-sealing corneal lacerations without associated intraocular damage.  About 62 percent of all cases of endophthalmitis occur after eye surgery, ten percent are associated with planned or inadvertent filtering blebs and the rest are due to metastatic spread from other infected areas.

Although the prognosis has been significantly improved by recent refinements in diagnoses, antibiotic therapy, and vitreous surgery, the overall prognosis of traumatic endophthalmitis remains poor compared to that seen in intraocular surgery.  The reasons for the poor prognosis include associated damage to vital eye structures, infection with extremely virulent organisms, and delay in diagnosis and treatment of the condition. Continue reading ›

Eye Trauma

While the eyes are relatively protected by the bones of the face and the placement of the nose, eye injuries can still happen following a motor vehicle accident, altercation, sports injury or industrial injury.