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Injury Definitions

Eye Injuries

The ability to see is dependent on the actions of several components in and around the eyeball. When you look at an object, light rays are reflected from the object to the cornea. The light rays are bent, refracted and focused by the cornea, lens, and vitreous onto the retina. The retina converts the light rays into electrical impulses which are then transmitted through the optic nerve, to the brain, where the image is translated and perceived as vision. Damage to any one or more of these components may lead to vision loss. Damage to the eye can be caused by chemical exposures and burns, corneal abrasions, traumatic iritis (inflamed iris), orbital bone fractures, lacerations (cuts), foreign bodies in the eye, and ultraviolet keratitis (a sunburn to the cornea). Treatment depends on the extent of the damage, but may include eye drops, stitches, and surgical intervention.

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