Case 2: Linear Corneal Laceration from Broken Glass

  • Grayson W. ArmstrongEmail author
  • James A. Stefater
  • Yoshihiro Yonekawa


A 24-year-old woman presented with a Zone I open globe injury of the left eye from a shattered glass door. During surgical repair of the open globe injury, retained small foreign bodies were identified and removed intraoperatively. The pre-operative and post-operative course was uncomplicated, resulting in excellent visual acuity. This case demonstrates the potential for excellent visual outcomes in cases of Zone I injury, as well as the importance of careful intraoperative exploration for potentially retained foreign body material.


Corneal laceration Corneal suturing Intraocular foreign body Filtered air Suture removal 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Grayson W. Armstrong
    • 1
    Email author
  • James A. Stefater
    • 1
  • Yoshihiro Yonekawa
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyHarvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and EarBostonUSA
  2. 2.Vitreoretinal SurgeryHarvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Boston Children’s HospitalBostonUSA

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