Eyelid Laceration Workup

Updated: Mar 07, 2023
  • Author: Edsel B Ing, MD, PhD, MBA, MEd, MPH, MA, FRCSC; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Laboratory Studies

Document drug screen and blood alcohol level when appropriate. If a risk for HIV or hepatitis transmission is present, perform baseline serology.


Imaging Studies

CT scan may confirm or reveal foreign bodies, a retrobulbar hemorrhage, a globe rupture, or an orbital fracture.

Depending on the size and lead content, glass foreign bodies may or may not be seen on radiography.

Orbital wood foreign bodies can be difficult to detect but may appear isodense with orbital fat. If no metallic foreign body is present and yet orbital wood is suspected but not seen on CT scan, an orbital MRI should be obtained. [5]