Restoration of vision after surgical removal of an intraocular needlefish jaw

Mohamed Al-Abri, William A. Britton, Joshua S. Manusow, Seymour Brownstein, Vivek Patel, Bernard Hurley, Peter Agapitos

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Purpose: To describe the case of a globe-penetrating intraocular needlefish injury. Methods: Clinicopathologic case report. Results: A 38-year-old man had a globe-penetrating injury while swimming without eye protection in the Caribbean Sea. The foreign body was impaled in the nasal retina. After surgical removal, retinal repair, and subsequent cataract surgery, the best-corrected visual acuity was 20/20 in the affected eye. Histopathologic examination of the foreign body was consistent with a needlefish jaw. Conclusion: This is the first reported case of a successful visual outcome after the surgical removal of an intraocular needlefish jaw. Furthermore, we advise that ophthalmologists should be recommending eye protection to people swimming in waters endemic to this dangerous fish.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)298-300
Number of pages3
JournalRetinal Cases and Brief Reports
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

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Beloniformes
Jaw
Foreign Bodies
Wounds and Injuries
Nose
Cataract
Visual Acuity
Retina
Fishes
Water

Keywords

  • Intraocular foreign body
  • Needlefish
  • Ocular trauma
  • Pathology
  • Retina

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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Al-Abri, M., Britton, W. A., Manusow, J. S., Brownstein, S., Patel, V., Hurley, B., & Agapitos, P. (2012). Restoration of vision after surgical removal of an intraocular needlefish jaw. Retinal Cases and Brief Reports, 6(3), 298-300. https://doi.org/10.1097/ICB.0b013e318234cd1a

Restoration of vision after surgical removal of an intraocular needlefish jaw. / Al-Abri, Mohamed; Britton, William A.; Manusow, Joshua S.; Brownstein, Seymour; Patel, Vivek; Hurley, Bernard; Agapitos, Peter.

In: Retinal Cases and Brief Reports, Vol. 6, No. 3, 06.2012, p. 298-300.

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Al-Abri, M, Britton, WA, Manusow, JS, Brownstein, S, Patel, V, Hurley, B & Agapitos, P 2012, 'Restoration of vision after surgical removal of an intraocular needlefish jaw', Retinal Cases and Brief Reports, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 298-300. https://doi.org/10.1097/ICB.0b013e318234cd1a
Al-Abri, Mohamed ; Britton, William A. ; Manusow, Joshua S. ; Brownstein, Seymour ; Patel, Vivek ; Hurley, Bernard ; Agapitos, Peter. / Restoration of vision after surgical removal of an intraocular needlefish jaw. In: Retinal Cases and Brief Reports. 2012 ; Vol. 6, No. 3. pp. 298-300.
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