A successful case of surgical intervention for traumatic globe luxation in a child: From light perception to full visual acuity [Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg]
Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. Ahead of Print: UTD-50240 | DOI: 10.5505/tjtes.2018.50240  

A successful case of surgical intervention for traumatic globe luxation in a child: From light perception to full visual acuity

Alireza Zandi, Mohsen Pourazizi, Pouriya Radmanesh, Mohammad-hasan Alemzadeh-ansari
Isfahan Eye Research Center, Department of Ophthalmology, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

Traumatic globe luxation is a rare condition in pediatric emergency medicine. Traumatic globe luxation can cause the loss of vision in some cases; therefore, it is considered a critical condition in emergency rooms, and all physicians, especially those working in emergency units, should be familiar with this condition and its management so as to prevent organ-threatening complications such as the loss of vision. This study reports the case of an 8-year-old girl with traumatic globe luxation after falling from her bicycle with a Visual Acuity (VA) that decreased to light perception. The condition was promptly managed with urgent lateral canthotomy and inferior cantholysis. At the one-month post-trauma follow-up, VA was 20/20 on the Snellen acuity, with no limitations in eye movement in any position of gaze.

Keywords: Globe luxation, Trauma, Pediatric, Canthotomy




Corresponding Author: Mohammad-hasan Alemzadeh-ansari, Iran


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