Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

A Rare Case of Traumatic Superior Orbital Fissure Syndrome Following an Unusual Mode of Penetrating Injury

Narendra Patidar, Prerana Phadnis, Amit Mohan, Parimal Piush
Orbit and Oculoplasty, Sadguru Netra Chikitsalaya, Jankikund, Madhya Pradesh, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.

Corresponding Author:

Prerana Phadnis (MBBS, MS, FCO)
Sadguru Netra Chikitsalaya, Jankikund, Madhya Pradesh, India
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Received: 31-AUG-2019 Accepted: 13-MAR-2020 Published Online: 09-OCT-2020

Traumatic superior orbital fissure syndrome (SOFS) is a rare presentation with a low incidence of <1% associated with severe morbidity and mortality. We report a case following an unusual mode of orbital penetrating injury with wire to an eight-year-old male child whose clinical features and CT scan findings were suggestive of SOFS. Surgical decompression with steroid therapy under antibiotic coverage showed excellent results with complete recovery after 2 ½ months without any complications till 1year of follow up.

Keywords :Traumatic superior orbital fissure syndrome