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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 127-129

Blindness due to landmine blast injury

Department of Ophthalmology, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Sion, Mumbai, India

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Rajarathna V Hegde
Department of Ophthalmology, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Sion, Mumbai
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/DYPJ.DYPJ_10_22

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This case report describes a case of ocular blast injury and its management. A 35-year-old male patient was referred to a tertiary hospital with a history of landmine blast injury. The right eye examination revealed full-thickness lacerated wound in the right upper eyelid and globe rupture. The left eye examination revealed a partial-thickness scleral tear, multiple foreign bodies in the cornea, foreign body embedded in the iris, and traumatic cataract. The evisceration of the right eye with scleral tear repair in the left eye was performed under general anesthesia. Multiple foreign bodies from the cornea and one embedded in the iris were removed from the left eye. At the final follow-up at 3 months, the right socket showed a good healing with an implant in place. The visual acuity in the left eye was 6/24 with foreign bodies in the deeper corneal stroma and traumatic cataract.

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