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Int Ophthalmol. 2014 Apr;34(2):337-9. doi: 10.1007/s10792-013-9786-7. Epub 2013 Jun 6.

An unusual case of intraorbital foreign body and its management.

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Department of Oculoplasty, Sydney Eye Hospital, 8, Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia.


A 36-year-old aboriginal female presented following an assault with a wooden fence paling. Examination revealed a wooden object protruding lateral to the left eyebrow. CT scan showed a blow-in fracture of lateral orbital wall and a hypodense foreign body causing indentation of the globe and stretching of the optic nerve. The case was managed successfully with complete recovery of the visual acuity on day 1 post-surgery. This case highlights the importance of prompt removal of large lateral wooden intraorbital foreign body to achieve an excellent visual outcome.

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