Oman Journal of Ophthalmology

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Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 92--93

An unusual case of globe-sparing penetrating orbital injury by a nail


Yishay Weill, Elena Drabkin, Joel Hanhart, Koby Brosh 
 Department of Ophthalmology, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

Correspondence Address:
Yishay Weill
Department of Ophthalmology, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Shmu'el Bait St. 12, Jerusalem 9103102
Israel

We describe a case of a 28-month-old boy who presented to our emergency department with a right orbital penetration by an iron nail. At presentation, no pain or functional loss were noted. Plain head radiographs and computed tomography were performed and demonstrated a two centimeters long nail penetrating the right orbit. The foreign body was extracted carefully in the operating room. No complications were observed upon follow-up. Rarely, orbital penetration by an iron-nail can present without functional disturbances or pain and is not necessarily accompanied by sequelae.


How to cite this article:
Weill Y, Drabkin E, Hanhart J, Brosh K. An unusual case of globe-sparing penetrating orbital injury by a nail.Oman J Ophthalmol 2018;11:92-93


How to cite this URL:
Weill Y, Drabkin E, Hanhart J, Brosh K. An unusual case of globe-sparing penetrating orbital injury by a nail. Oman J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2022 Jul 3 ];11:92-93
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