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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 58-60

An unusual case of intraorbital foreign body and its management


Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India

Correspondence Address:
Bipasha Mukherjee
Orbit, Oculoplasty and Trauma Services, Sankara Nethralaya, Medical Research Foundation 18, College Road, Chennai - 600 006
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.73725

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Intraorbital foreign bodies are usually the result of accidental trauma and can lead to considerable morbidity. We report an unusual case of an industrial injury in a plastic manufacuring unit wherein hot molten plastic splashed and solidified inside the orbit. The resultant increased intraorbital pressure led to loss of vision in that eye. The extreme temperature of the foreign body caused extensive thermal damage to the surrounding adnexal structures. Staged reconstructive surgery was undertaken to repair the damage, with an acceptable final cosmetic outcome. Employment of protective eye wear to prevent such accidents in high-risk occupations should be made mandatory.


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