- Corneoscleral defects may result from severe blunt trauma, penetrating injuries or secondary to tissue necrosis following inflammations or infections.
- Rule out intraocular foreign body.
- Thorough ophthalmic examination to evaluate intraocular damage.
- Aim: to restore and maintain the integrity of the globe, avoid further intraocular damage, and prevent permanent corneal scarring and astigmatism.
- Small corneoscleral defect without uveal prolapse maybe treated with close observation and prophylactic antibiotics.
- Large wounds with gape should be surgically repaired either by primary closure or by patch grafting