Penetrating injury to the globe

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Sudden loss of vision whilst participating in archery. Arrow disrupted.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male

Defect in the infero-medial sclera of the left eye with a tubular metallic foreign body entering the globe causing it to be deflated with blood in the posterior chamber and gas.

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Case information

rID: 32830
Published: 17th Dec 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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