An excellent anatomical and visual recovery after surgical repair of an open eye injury with poor baseline prognostic factors


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Yazgan S. , Ayar O., Akdemir O., Koban Y.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, cilt.23, ss.167-169, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 23 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5505/tjtes.2016.23790
  • Dergi Adı: ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.167-169

Özet

Presently described is case of a 42-year-old woman with eye injury that was result of gunshot fired by a man at a wedding celebration. Bullet penetrated inferior quadrant of nasal sclera of left eye 7-12 mm behind limbus. Choroid and vitreous were prolapsed around bullet. Hemorrhage, vitreous prolapse and lens subluxation were present in anterior chamber. Presenting visual acuity (VA) was hand motion. Bullet 14x5 mm in size was carefully extracted from the eye. Fifteen days later, argon laser photocoagulation was performed on retina in area of bullet entry point. VA was 20/25 (Snellen) at final visit. In this case, although foreign body was large, area of penetration was Zone III, and initial VA was poor, early and appropriate surgical repair achieved integrity of the globe and good vision prognosis.

Abstract

Presently described is case of a 42-year-old woman with eye injury that was result of gunshot fired by a man at a wedding celebration. Bullet penetrated inferior quadrant of nasal sclera of left eye 7-12 mm behind limbus. Choroid and vitreous were prolapsed around bullet. Hemorrhage, vitreous prolapse and lens subluxation were present in anterior chamber. Presenting visual acuity (VA) was hand motion. Bullet 14x5 mm in size was carefully extracted from the eye. Fifteen days later, argon laser photocoagulation was performed on retina in area of bullet entry point. VA was 20/25 (Snellen) at final visit. In this case, although foreign body was large, area of penetration was Zone III, and initial VA was poor, early and appropriate surgical repair achieved integrity of the globe and good vision prognosis.