The Retina Centers of Washington


  Contact : (301) 279-9123 , Fax: (301) 279-6828

Trauma to the eye can cause a wide range of issues depending on the severity and nature of the injury. Conditions related to trauma may include:

  • Corneal abrasion
  • Chemical injury of the cornea
  • Traumatic iritis
  • Traumatic cataract
  • Hyphema
  • Vitreous hemorrhage
  • Retinal tear
  • Retinal detachment
  • Globe rupture
  • Intraocular foreign body
  • Traumatic optic neuropathy
  • Orbital wall fractures

Depending on the nature of the injury, a variety of medical or surgical treatments may be indicated in the management of the condition. At the Retina Centers of Washington, we have extensive experience in severe trauma of the eye involving vitreous hemorrhage, retinal detachments, open globes, and intraocular foreign bodies. Due to the severity and multitude of types of eye injury, some of which may be occurring simultaneously, surgery may be complex and also involve collaboration with an anterior segment surgeon. At RCW, we will do our utmost to salvage and restore vision despite the guarded prognosis associated with these conditions.