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Ocular Manifestations of Domestic Violence: A Case Review


Domestic violence is a serious and preventable worldwide problem that may be unrecognized by health care providers as the primary cause of ocular trauma. Proper management and counseling in these cases is crucial in limiting adverse effects from injury and preventing future cases of violence. We discuss a case of an adult female who presented to the emergency department following an assault by her husband. The diagnosis and management will be discussed, and a logical model will be provided for treatment using a multidisciplinary and social team approach. Preventive modalities will also be discussed. This case highlights the need for healthcare workers to recognize and advocate for the early recognition and management of ocular manifestations of injury from domestic violence.