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Year : 1960  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 28

Herniation of the eye ball in the new born

Department of Ophthalmology; G.T. Hospital, Bombay, India

Date of Web Publication6-May-2008

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Y.K.C Pandit
Department of Ophthalmology; G.T. Hospital, Bombay
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Pandit Y. Herniation of the eye ball in the new born. Indian J Ophthalmol 1960;8:28

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Within six hours after birth a male child was transferred to the Ophthal­mic side with a herniated eye ball on the right side.

The story how it occurred is rather interesting. So far as we are concern­ed we are not aware of a single case on record of this type either in the ophthalmic literature or in books on midwifery.

History : The mother had a slightly contracted pelvis but refused to under­go an operation. With her first confinement being normal, it was felt that the delivery may come off without any complication. After the rupture of the membranes the head presentation was delayed for some

time; when it did come out a faint sound was heard, On examination at birth the right eye ball was proptosed and the skull showed a depression in the left fronto-parietal region. The right eye ball was seen jutting out of the eye lids, as seen in [Figure - 1] and the depression in the skull on the left is shown by an arrow marked with a D in [Figure - 2]. The eye ball had slight movement and was congested and the anterior chamber full of blood. Replacement was not only not possi­ble, but it was doubtful whether even after replacement the eye ball would serve any useful purpose; the nerve may have been ruptured or torn. The eye was therefore enucleated and sent for sections. The pathologist's report says that except for the haemorrhages in the anterior chamber and some along the coats, the eye is normal.


  [Figure - 1], [Figure - 2]


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