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Retained periorbital and intracranial air-gun pellets causing sclopetaria and visual loss

Authors
Journal
Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology
1319-4534
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
28
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.sjopt.2013.07.006
Keywords
  • Periorbital
  • Scolpetaria
  • Trauma
  • Foreign Body
  • Subonconjunctival
  • Air-Gun
  • Bb Gun
  • Infratemporal Fossa

Abstract

Abstract Three healthy males presented on separate occasions to the emergency room at the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH) after sustaining trauma by air-gun pellets. Clinical examination indicated sclopetaria in all the cases. The foreign bodies (air-gun pellets) were imbedded in different locations (subconjunctival, intraorbital, and intracranial). All cases resulted in a profound and permanent visual loss. The management of this traumatic injury is discussed and concurs with the published literature.

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