Globe rupture

Case contributed by Dr Abdallah Al Khateeb


Penetrating right eye trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 10 years
Gender: Male
  • The right globe has a decreased volume and has lost its spherical shape with enophthalmos.
  • The sclera is buckled.
  • The anterior chamber is slightly enlarged.
  • No foreign body is seen.

Case Discussion

This appearance of the globe has been likened to a flat tyre, as the globe loses volume and the sclera subsequently buckles.

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Case information

rID: 53331
Published: 12th May 2017
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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