Computed tomography in penetrating injury to the eye

Sultan Bhimani, Chat Virapongse, Mohammad Sarwar, James F. Twist

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We used computed tomography to detect and localize foreign bodies in two unusual cases of penetrating injury to the eyes. In one case, a large broken twig appeared to have penetrated the globe and the inferior rectus muscle; in the other, the globe was ruptured by many glass shards. In the first case surgery showed the computed tomographic impression to be incorrect. The globe and the inferior rectus muscle were intact and vision and motility were normal postoperatively. In the second case, swelling made direct visualization impossible, and computed tomography was used to locate the foreign bodies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)583-586
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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