International Journal of Ophthalmic PathologyISSN: 2324-8599

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Case Report, Int J Ophthalmic Pathol Vol: 3 Issue: 2

Intraorbital Foreign Body: The Hidden Side of the Iceberg

Amel Chebbi1*, Imen Zeghal1, Meriem Ouederni1, Houda Lajmi1, Yassin Jablaoui2, Ines Malek2, Hédi Bouguila1 and Leila Nacef1
1Ophthalmology Department, Hédi Raeis Institute 1006 Tunis, Tunisia
2Maxillary Surgeon Department, Charles Nicolle Hospital, Tunisia, Tunisia
Corresponding author : Amel Chebbi
Ophthalmology Department, Hédi Raeis Institute 1006 Tunis
Tel: +219 24960828
Received: May 31, 2014 Accepted: July 05, 2014 Published: July 09, 2014
Citation: Chebbi A, Zeghal I, Ouederni M, Lajmi H, Jablaoui Y, et al. (2014) Intraorbital Foreign Body: The Hidden Side of the Iceberg. J Ophthalmic Pathol 3:2. doi:10.4172/2324-8599.1000137


Intraorbital foreign body may lead to unexpected findings; their management depends on the type of projectile and its intraorbital trajectory. Medical imaging is an imperative part of the initial assessment. The main two risks of these injuries are first mechanical with possible bulbe, nerve, muscle or bone complications and second infectious. We report a case of long metallic intraocular foreign body (radio antenna) causing marked visual impairment, optic nerve dysfunction and III paralysis analyzed by CT scan, and we discuss its management.

Keywords: Orbit trauma; Intraorbital foreign body; Injury

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