Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice

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An Unusual Ocular Injury Following Facial Trauma: A Case Report

AO Fasola, AE Obiechina, MO Obajinmi, CO Bekihele


Objective: To report a case of an unusual ocular injury following a road traffic accident

Materials and Methods: A case report of a sixty – year – old female patient seen by the authors. The literature on ocular injures following facial trauma is reviewed.

Results: An eye globe initially confirmed missing from its socket on clinical examination and thought to have been avulsed during the accident was found laterally below the right zygomatic bone during wound debridement. The eye was relocated and mobilized and its vision improved over a month to 6/18.

Conclusion: This case reinforces the importance of comprehensive investigations in the management of extensive cases of maxillofacial trauma.
KEY WORDS: Unusual; ocular injury; facial trauma.
Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice Vol.6(1) 2003: 68-70

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