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A 45-year-old woman presents to the ED with multiple facial lacerations.
A 45-year-old woman presents to the ED with multiple facial lacerations. She was sitting by her window when the neighbor’s kid hit a baseball through her window. The shattered glass caused multiple superficial lacerations. The most notable laceration is 1 cm on the right eyelid. You rule out the presence of a foreign body and give her a tetanus shot. Which of the following statements regarding eyelid trauma is correct?
a. A slit-lamp examination is unnecessary because it does not help evaluate the eyelid.
b. Tissue adhesives can be used to close eyelid laceration because they are usually small.
c. Lacerations causing ptosis require ophthalmology consultation.
d. Ptosis after an eyelid laceration is common.
e. A lacrimal duct injury should be suspected in a laceration to the lateral canthus.