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Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2019 Mar;25(2):202-204. 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.

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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 and can cause vision loss in some cases. Therefore, it is considered a critical condition in emergency rooms, and all physicians, particularly those working in emergency units, should be familiar with this condition and its management to be able to prevent organ-threatening complications, such as vision loss. This study reports the case of an 8-year-old girl with traumatic globe luxation due to falling from her bicycle. Her visual acuity (VA) decreased 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 chart; no limitations in eye movement in any position of gaze were noted.

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