IMAGES IN NEONATAL MEDICINE: Simple management of isolated proptosis at birth

Preece, J. M.; Comette, L.; El-Hindy, N.
May 2005
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;May2005, Vol. 90 Issue 3, pF234
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the management of isolated proptosis at birth. A baby was born with proptosis of the right eye at 35 weeks. At birth the baby was noted to have a complete proptosis of the right globe and a Keillands forceps mark over the right temporoparietal area but no direct orbital injury. Both upper and lower eyelids were retracted exposing the sclera. The pupil of the proptosed eye was mid-sized and unreactive to light. The eye was immediately treated with lubricants and covered with geloperm to prevent exposure keratopathy and corneal ulceration.


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