Perforating injuries of the eye.

  title={Perforating injuries of the eye.},
  author={E. M. Eagling},
  journal={British Journal of Ophthalmology},
  pages={732 - 736}
  • E. M. Eagling
  • Published 1976
  • Medicine
  • British Journal of Ophthalmology
This review was undertaken to evaluate the outcome of the current management of perforating eye injuries in order to determine reasons for failure to achieve a satisfactory result, and to see where further improvement may be possible. Since the advent of microsurgical techniques, better wound closure and re-formation of the anterior chamber have led to a greatly improved prognosis for perforating eye injuries (Roper-Hall, 1959). Attention has subsequently been directed towards the management of… Expand
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  • Medicine
  • Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • 1979
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  • 1970
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