Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Bilateral Asteroid Cornea due to Occupational Firecracker Burst

Rinky Agarwal, Rahul Kumar Bafna, Chetan, Namrata Sharma
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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

Corresponding Author:

Rinky Agarwal (MD, DNB, MNAMS)
Dr Rajendra prasad centre for ophthalmic sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Received: 03-MAR-2020 Accepted: 13-MAR-2020 Published Online: 09-OCT-2020

Firecrackers are largely used by people during festivals for their sound, spark, shine, and explosion while lighting up the celebration mood. Ocular injuries caused by these commodities are usually severe and devastating. Most of these are recreational, occur due to unpredictable explosion and involve individuals actively igniting the crackers or passive bystanders. However, occupational injuries due to these manmade devices has rarely been reported. Presently reported is a case of spontaneous bursting of firecracker, an occupational trauma in a young male, resulting in multiple orange corneal foreign bodies giving the appearance of asteroid cornea.

Keywords :Firecracker, corneal foreign body, calcium