TITLE

An unusual case of intraorbital foreign body and its management

AUTHOR(S)
Mukherjee, Bipasha; Goel, Shubhra; Subramanian, Nirmala
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology;Jan2011, Vol. 59 Issue 1, p58
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Intraorbital foreign bodies are usually the result of accidental trauma and can lead to considerable morbidity. We report an unusual case of an industrial injury in a plastic manufacuring unit wherein hot molten plastic splashed and solidified inside the orbit. The resultant increased intraorbital pressure led to loss of vision in that eye. The extreme temperature of the foreign body caused extensive thermal damage to the surrounding adnexal structures. Staged reconstructive surgery was undertaken to repair the damage, with an acceptable final cosmetic outcome. Employment of protective eye wear to prevent such accidents in high-risk occupations should be made mandatory.
ACCESSION #
56681772

 

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