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Can severe eyeball laceration be effectively repaired?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Yes but . .: It depends upon the location of the laceration - cornea only, into the sclera - and also whether the laceration damaged the internal components of the eye. It also depends upon whether the laceration was "clean" or accompanied by contusion to the eye and/or the introduction of debris and possible infection. Repair must be immediate, and follow up diligent.
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
Sometimes: Possibility of repair depends on security of the injury. Some lacerations are easily repaired while others result in loss of the eye. You should see your eye doctor.
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Last updated Sep 8, 2013

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