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Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Sep-Oct;23(5):422-3.

Traumatic globe luxation and enucleation caused by a human bite injury.

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  • 1Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA.


A 55-year-old woman presented to the emergency room with complete loss of vision in the left eye after being bit in the face by her autistic grandson. She had a small upper eyelid laceration and an anophthalmic socket on the left side. A thorough history revealed that the bite had caused traumatic luxation of her globe, which had allowed the child to transect the optic nerve with his teeth. Careful attention was directed toward the prevention of retrograde infection in this unusual case of traumatic enucleation.

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