Right Eye Injuries Due to Increased Intraocular Pressure
This exhibit compares three cross sectional conditions of the right eye with corresponding visual acuity. Normal anatomy of the right eye shows an average intraocular pressure of 4 and 20/20 vision. Post-accident, corneal abrasions are seen on the anterior eye and the intraocular pressure increases to 52. High intraocular pressure causes hemorrhaging in the anterior chamber of the eye and restricts the neurovasculature, decreasing visual acuity to 20/100. A trabeculotomy (surgical creation of an opening in the iris for drainage) was performed to relieve the intraocular pressure and reduce inflammation. The current condition of the eye details the resulting permanent ocular deficits, such as: traumatic ocular neuropathy, dilated pupil, detached iris, cataract, and 20/400 visual acuity.