Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Penetrating Injury Into The Orbit By A Needle Fish: An Unusual Case of Ocular Trauma

Rajender Singh Chauhan, Apoorva Goel, Chetan Chhikara, Ashok Rathi
Department of Ophthalmology, Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, (PGIMS) Rohtak, Haryana, India

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

Corresponding Author:

Rajender Singh Chauhan, (MS)
Department of Ophthalmology
Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences
(PGIMS) Rohtak, Haryana, India

Received: 17-NOV-2020 Accepted: 19-APR-2021 Published Online: 05-OCT-2021

Ocular trauma is the most common cause of monocular blindness worldwide. Some cases of ocular trauma can be challenging to diagnose and manage due to their unique presentation as in this case where a 12 years old boy presented to our hospital with symptoms mimicking orbital cellulitis. The patient had no obvious signs of injury at presentation and was not improving on routine treatment. Later on, the patient was found to have an intra-orbital foreign body on radiological investigations and was managed accordingly. The foreign body was correlated to be a broken needlefish beak which injured him while swimming in a pond.

Keywords :Ocular Trauma, Orbital Cellulitis, Needle Fish, Foreign Body