Annals of B-Pod: Quick Hit Case

Annals of B-Pod: Quick Hit Case

Open Globe and a Discussion about Traumatic Hyphema

The patient is a male in his 40s who presents after sustaining an injury to his right eye with a fishing hook. He states that a three-barbed hook pierced his eye while fishing with his friend. On gross inspection, the hook was noted to have pierced the inferior eyelid causing an obvious right open globe and there was a large hyphema. While he was initially able to count fingers at four feet in his superior visual field, his visual acuity quickly deteriorated to light perception only. Extraocular movements were intact and caused movement of the hook. Ophthalmology was consulted and a CT was obtained. The patient was then taken to the OR for anterior chamber washout, open globe repair, and removal of the fish hook. He was discharged following the surgery with next day follow-up with ophthalmology.

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