Author(s): Chattopadhyay SS, Mukhopadhyay U, Saurabh K, Chattopadhyay SS, Mukhopadhyay U, Saurabh K, Chattopadhyay SS, Mukhopadhyay U, Saurabh K, Chattopadhyay SS, Mukhopadhyay U, Saurabh K
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Abstract Ocular trauma is a major cause of vision loss. The circumstances and agents implicated in such injuries are diverse. We present an unusual case of penetrating ocular trauma with the nozzle of a pressure cooker lid in a 32-year-old housewife causing deep laceration of the upper eye lid and sclera. The impacted metallic nozzle was removed on an emergency basis. Autoevisceration of ocular contents due the high velocity impact resulted in the final decision to surgically complete the evisceration and implant a glass ball implant. This case highlights the propensity of grievous ocular trauma in a domestic environment.
This article was published in Oman J Ophthalmol
and referenced in Journal of General Practice