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Globe Rupture in an 8-Year-Old Girl

Seckington, Michele RN, MSN, FNP

Section Editor(s): Campo, Theresa M. DNP, APN, NP-C, CEN; Column Editor

doi: 10.1097/TME.0000000000000037

This case study highlights a unique presentation of an 8-year-old girl with a globe rupture. The recognition of globe rupture is a challenge for all providers. If left untreated or unrecognized, the sequelae are devastating. The assessment and management of this patient are discussed herein. Maintaining a high level of suspicion is the best approach to ensure a positive outcome.

Department of Emergency Medicine at St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, California.

Corresponding Author: Michele Seckington, RN, MSN, FNP, St. Mary Medical Center, 1050 Linden Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813 (

Disclosure: The author reports no conflicts of interest.

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