Ocular trauma can be devastating to the eye. There can be open globe injury where there is rupture of the layer of the eye or there can be closed globe injury where there is no rupture of the eyeball but there is a lot of damage inside the eye. In cases of open globe injury the patient needs urgent surgery to close the rupture. Closed globe injury should be examined thoroughly to rule out any retinal detachment or any retinal tear.
Sometimes the patients present with foreign body inside the eye. All foreign bodies need not be removed from the eye. But foreign bodies made of iron, copper or vegetative matter has to be removed from the eye to prevent further damage to the eye.