Post traumatic macrophthalmos

Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim


Left proptosis. She had suffered left eye injury during early childhood.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Female

Enlarged deformed left globe which measures about 38 mm along its anteroposterior axis.

Non visualized left lens.

Left proptosis.

Case Discussion

An unusual post traumatic sequela of globe injuries.  Most globe injuries usually end with Phthisis bulbi

This case most probably resulted from globe injury during early childhood with subsequent continuous globe growth & progressive stretching of the weak sclera.

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Case information

rID: 28829
Published: 14th Apr 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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