TRACK(S): OPHTHO, TRA

Moderator: James W. Gigantelli, MD, FACS, Omaha, NE
Co-Moderator: Paul A. Edwards, MD, FACS, Detroit, MI

Although many surgeons have limited experience with ocular and orbital injuries, circumstances may require that they be the first-line physicians for these emergencies. This presentation will detail the order of urgency for treatment to preserve vision; conditions in which treatment can safely be deferred temporarily; and recommendations for appropriate instruments and supplies that should be available to the first responding physician individually, and in the local emergency department. Although much ocular and orbital trauma occurs in military battlefield situations, occurrence in civilian settings are not infrequent; both will be considered. The appropriate response to chemical exposure will be emphasized.

Presentations and Speakers

Introduction
Paul A. Edwards, MD, FACS, Detroit, MI

Assessing Ocular and Orbital Trauma: What to Do Until the Ophthalmologist Arrives
James W. Gigantelli, MD, FACS, Omaha, NE

Eyelid and Lacrimal Injuries and Lacerations    
Mark Melson, MD

Orbital and Optic Nerve Injuries    
James W. Gigantelli, MD, FACS, Omaha, NE

Panel Discussion with Questions and Answers
Paul A. Edwards, MD, FACS, Detroit, MI