Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

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: 2016  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 326--327

A case of perforating injury of eyeball and traumatic cataract caused by acupuncture


Han Shuang, Kong Yichun 
 Clinical College of Ophthalmology, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kong Yichun
Tianjin Eye Hospital, No. 4 Gansu Road, Heping, Tianjin
China

Perforating globe injury is the leading cause of monocular blindness and vision loss. A 58-year-old male was injured by acupuncture needle during acupuncture treatment for his cerebral infarction. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of perforating injury of the eyeball and traumatic cataract caused by acupuncture. The patient was hospitalized due to diagnosis of perforating ocular injury, traumatic cataract, and corneal and iris perforating injury. Moreover, he had to accept treatments of phacoemulsification, anterior vitrectomy along with intraocular lens implantation in the sulcus to improve his visual acuity. As acupuncture therapy has been widely performed for various diseases and achieved highly approval, the aim of this report is to remind acupuncturists operating accurately to avoid unnecessary injury during the treatment process, or the cure can also become the weapon.


How to cite this article:
Shuang H, Yichun K. A case of perforating injury of eyeball and traumatic cataract caused by acupuncture.Indian J Ophthalmol 2016;64:326-327


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Shuang H, Yichun K. A case of perforating injury of eyeball and traumatic cataract caused by acupuncture. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Jul 12 ];64:326-327
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