OPEN GLOBE INJURY OPERATED AT LLH SOHAR
A 27-year old male patient consulted ophthalmologist Dr.Ranganath Kango Gopal with redness, pain, photophobia and loss of vision in left eye following injury with a metal nail at work site.
He had visual acuity of 6/6 in right eye and counting fingers at one meter in left eye, improving with pinhole to 6/60. Anterior segment examination showed a vertical corneoscleral tear with iris prolapse on the nasal side of left eye and fundus examination showed an attached retina in the injured eye.
Within a few hours, the corneoscleral tear was sutured and iris was repositioned under local anaesthesia. Post-operative follow up after 3 days showed remarkable improvement with a visual acuity of 6/36 in the left eye improving with pinhole to 6/9p.
This was the first such case of open globe injury operated at LLH Sohar.