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Serious eye injuries can be under-appreciated when children
present with a painful eye or blurred vision.
The following traumatic conditions threaten vision:
When assessing the painful eye, the following questions should
If an adequate examination is not possible due either to the
child's age or cooperation level, specialist assistance should be
For obvious penetrating eye injuries (see
penetrating eye injury guidelines).
For potential blunt or penetrating eye injuries, see flow
chart below and
penetrating eye injury guidelines.
For obvious penetrating eye injury see Penetrating Eye injury guideline
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