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Traumatic eye injuries due to large unusual foreign bodies: a Singapore case series.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12872800     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: Traumatic eye injuries due to large foreign bodies (FB) are rare. The visual prognosis is often poor in these cases because of severe ocular damage. Staged surgical procedures with eventual enucleation or evisceration are often indicated. METHODS: Case series. RESULTS: The authors describe two patients with eye injury due to large FB with visual acuity of no light perception at presentation. Both had initial repair of the ocular injuries and removal of the FB. One patient with an intraocular FB eventually underwent enucleation; the other, with intraorbital FB, had evisceration as a secondary procedure. Orbital implantations were done in both. Neither of the patients had developed sympathetic ophthalmia at the last review. CONCLUSIONS: The visual outcome of eye injuries due to large FB is poor. Both enucleation and evisceration can be performed with low risk of sympathetic ophthalmia. Prevention remains the best approach to such devastating injuries.
J C H Pan; E Y Yap; C C Yip
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1120-6721     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  2003 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-22     Completed Date:  2003-09-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9110772     Medline TA:  Eur J Ophthalmol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  398-402     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Eye Institute, National Healthcare Group, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore.
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MeSH Terms
Eye Enucleation*
Eye Foreign Bodies / complications*,  pathology*,  radiography,  surgery
Eye Injuries / etiology*,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Eye, Artificial
Orbit Evisceration*
Orbital Diseases / surgery*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Visual Acuity

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