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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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VIALES LOPEZ, Glenda. Patología traumática ocular. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2016, vol.33, n.2, pp.86-97. ISSN 2215-5287.

Often the medical examiner has to assess possible eye injuries and sequelae of a patient who has been the victim of an assault or some kind of accident (traffic, work, sport), which may have civil responsibility by the aggressor. The ocular pathology occurs for most forensics, not specialists in it, a major problem in establishing the etiology of injuries and their subsequent monitoring, given their complexity and specificity. Therefore in this article we try to make a review of the generalities of the anatomy, physiology and the most important variants of eye injuries that can lead to a trauma so that the forensic can make the assessment of injury with ophthalmological condition and have the information necessary so that you can interpret the ophthalmic report to provide the specialist in ophthalmology,dist inguish the offending box and interpreta previous state, if applicable, the final consequences.

Keywords : Key words; forensic medicine; forensic pathology; ocular traumatism; evaluation of corporal damage.

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