Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

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Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 76--77

Penetrating orbital injuries from plant material during pond and river diving


Usha R Kim, Kavitha R Sivaraman 
 Department of Orbit, Oculoplasty and Oncology, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Usha R Kim
Department of Orbit, Oculoplasty and Oncology, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai - 625 020, Tamil Nadu
India

Diving into lakes and ponds is a common activity of rural children. We present two cases of penetrating orbital injuries from plant matter sustained in this manner. Such injuries pose a particular challenge because wooden foreign bodies are often missed during orbital exploration, and current imaging modalities cannot reliably identify retained organic material. When a patient presents with orbital penetration after a high-risk mechanism of injury, such as freshwater diving, the clinician must maintain a very high index of suspicion for retained wooden foreign body.


How to cite this article:
Kim UR, Sivaraman KR. Penetrating orbital injuries from plant material during pond and river diving.Indian J Ophthalmol 2013;61:76-77


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Kim UR, Sivaraman KR. Penetrating orbital injuries from plant material during pond and river diving. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2024 Feb 28 ];61:76-77
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