Pediatric Ocular Trauma: Recognition and Management (Trauma CME and Pharmacology CME) | Podcast
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Pediatric Ocular Trauma: Recognition and Management (Trauma CME and Pharmacology CME)

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Date: 11/03/2022 | Length: 01:11:12

Show Notes

In this episode, Sam Ashoo, MD, interviews Ami Shah, MD, MPH, and Don Walker, MD, about eye injuries in the pediatric population.

Why ocular injuries? Why did you pick this topic?

What kind of injuries are included and at what age are they most common?

Injury zones and terminology

Differential Diagnosis

  • What should we keep in mind when we are confronted with an ocular injury? (Table 3)

Prehospital Care

  • What do our EMS colleagues need to keep in mind when transporting a child with an ocular injury?
  • How can they help us in the ED?

ED Evaluation

  • History: What's important to know?
  • Physical: Visual acuity and eye exam
  • Diagnostics: Slit lamp, ocular pressure, US, CT, MRI


  • Lid lacerations: Who repairs and when?
  • Orbital fractures: What should we be looking for? Why is it different in children? When does repair typically occur?
  • Corneal abrasions
  • Corneal foreign body
  • Chemical injuries: Irrigate with what and for how long?
  • Traumatic hyphema: Treatment, disposition
  • Traumatic iritis: Treatment, outcome
  • Open globe injuries
  • Retrobulbar hemorrhage

Special Populations

  • Hemophilia, Von Willebrand disease
  • Sickle cell and trait
  • Neonates and infants
  • Contact lenses

Controversies and Cutting Edge

  • Ketamine
  • Tetanus
  • NSAIDs, topical?
  • Topical anesthetics
  • Visual acuity apps

Meet the Host

Sam Ashoo, MD, FACEP

Dr. Ashoo is a practicing emergency physician, board-certified in emergency medicine and clinical informatics. Join him as he takes you through the September 2022 issue of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice: Pediatric Ocular Trauma: Recognition and Management (Trauma CME and Pharmacology CME)

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Publication Information

Ami P. Shah, MD, MPH; Don Walker, MD

Peer Reviewed By

Tyler Ayalin, MD; Asha Tharayil, MD, FAAP

Publication Date

September 2, 2022

CME Expiration Date

September 2, 2025

CME Credits

4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 4 ACEP Category I Credits, 4 AAP Prescribed Credits, 4 AOA Category 2-A or 2-B Credits.
Specialty CME Credits: Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Trauma CME and 0.25 Pharmacology CME credits.

Pub Med ID: 35998253

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