Globe rupture is a serious injury and requires immediate medical attention. Sometimes globe rupture is obvious. The eye can be misshapen with uveal tissue prolapsing out of an anterior scleral or corneal wound. Other times, there may still be an identifiable foreign body present. With ocular ultrasound becoming more common in the ED, our Ophthalmology colleagues have expressed concerned that the ultrasound and repeated evaluations may apply excessive pressure to the globe causing further damage (which I disagree with have manuscript in preparation).

Globe rupture is more often occu