Occult penetrating orbital trauma

Paul Coogan, Daniel Debehnke

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The case of a 25-year-old male college student who presented to the emergency department with uniocular blindness is described. Initially, the injury was thought to be secondary to blunt orbital trauma. Further investigation showed an occult gunshot wound to the orbit. The diagnosis and management of penetrating orbital trauma are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)396-399
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1993


  • Eye injuries
  • gunshot wounds
  • penetrating wounds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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