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Management Of Open Globe Injuries And Concern About Sympathetic Ophthalmia: A Case Report [Beyoglu Eye J]
Beyoglu Eye J. 2018; 3(1): 38-42 | DOI: 10.14744/bej.2018.58066

Management Of Open Globe Injuries And Concern About Sympathetic Ophthalmia: A Case Report

Can Ozturker1, Pelin Kaynak2, Gamze Ozturk Karabulut3, Korhan Fazil3, Yusuf Yildirim3, Osman Bulut Ocak3
1Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine
2Rufus Laser & Ophthalmic Surgery Center
3University of Health Sciences Beyoglu Eye Training and Research HospitalIstanbul, Turkey

An 18 year old male with open globe injury, eyelid lacerations and orbital wall fractures related to severe blunt trauma was referred to our clinic for primary evisceration and eyelid repair. As the patient refused the removal of the eye; the globe, eyelids and canaliculi were sutured primarily first. After a month the patient accepted the removal of the eye due to progressive phthisis bulbi and underwent evisceration 5 weeks following the injury. He has been followed up for 2 years after the second surgery with an acceptable cosmetic result and without any complication. Although very rare, it is very important to remember that there is a risk of sympathetic ophthalmia (SO) in severe eye injuries and prophylaxis by removing the eye is controversial.

Keywords: Sympathetic Ophthalmia, Trauma, Evisceration, Enucleation, Canalicular Laceration

Can Ozturker, Pelin Kaynak, Gamze Ozturk Karabulut, Korhan Fazil, Yusuf Yildirim, Osman Bulut Ocak. Management Of Open Globe Injuries And Concern About Sympathetic Ophthalmia: A Case Report. Beyoglu Eye J. 2018; 3(1): 38-42

Corresponding Author: Can Ozturker, Türkiye
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