Ocular trauma is a common casualty referral. They can result from fight, fall, foreign body at work or road traffic accident. It is important for the referring doctor to differentiate blunt ocular trauma from perforating ocular injuries. The latter may leave the eye with an open wound which can lead rapidly to sight-threatening infection if not referred early.
Ocular trauma often has medicolegal implication, it is important for the attending physician to keep a good record including the presenting visual acuity.