International Ophthalmology

, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 337–339

An unusual case of intraorbital foreign body and its management

  • Alexander Hamilton
  • Manju Meena
  • Mitchell Lawlor
  • Georgina Kourt
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s10792-013-9786-7

Cite this article as:
Hamilton, A., Meena, M., Lawlor, M. et al. Int Ophthalmol (2014) 34: 337. doi:10.1007/s10792-013-9786-7

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Hypodense CT scan Intraorbital 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Hamilton
    • 1
  • Manju Meena
    • 1
  • Mitchell Lawlor
    • 1
  • Georgina Kourt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OculoplastySydney Eye HospitalSydneyAustralia