J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  1998 Nov;39(11):2816-2821.

A Clinical Study of Posterior Segment Injuries of Non-penetrating Ocular Trauma

  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Dong-A University.


Posterior segment injuries due to non-penetrating ocular trauma have protean ocular manifestations. Vision may be unaffected or completely lost according to the injured area. Although most cases require no specific treatment, early accurate diagnosis and appropriate prophylactic treatment will prevent some patients from late visual loss. We analyzed retrospectively 36 eyes of 36 patients with non-penetrating posterior segment trauma who had visited our clinic from August, 1994 to February, 1997. Thirty two of the patients(88.8%) were male and the peak age group was in the third decade. Thirteen of the patients(21%) had Berlin`s edema, which was one of the most common findings seen in the posterior segment. The most common anterior segment finding associated with non-penetrating ocular trauma was hyphema(20%). The most common cause of non-penetrating trauma was violence(first, foot)(38.8%). Final visual acuity was better in eyes without the lesion involving the macula.


Posterior segment injuries; Non-penetrating ocular trauma
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