>> Review the anatomy and physiology of the eye.
>> Describe the prehospital assessment and management of eye injuries.
>> Discuss injury prevention as it relates to the eye.
Engine 94 and Rescue 94 respond to a popular sports complex known for housing large softball tournaments. The call is for a person struck in the face by a softball. On arrival, the crews find the pitcher of a neighboring fire department's softball team, who was struck by a softball directly between the eyes. The patient is awake, alert and, contradictory to initial reports, conscious. Blood and fluids are draining from both nares, and swelling is apparent around both orbits (see photo).