An Unusual Case of Penetrating Ocular Trauma with a Pressure Cooker Whistle

  • Dinesh Kumar Thapa Annapurna Neurological Institute and Allied Sciences Maitighar, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Shyam Vyas Tilganga Eye Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Rohit Saiju Tilganga Eye Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Pravash Rajbhandari Annapurna Neurological Institute and Allied Sciences, Maitighar, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Basant Pant Annapurna Neurological Institute and Allied Sciences Maitighar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Keywords: Orbital injury, facial injuries, traumatic blindness, foreign body in eye

Abstract

Worldwide blindness in 1.6 million people is due to ocular trauma. Trauma is the most common cause of unilateral loss of vision in developing countries and about 5 % of all bilateral blindness is directly due to trauma. In Nepal, ocular trauma is considered a major cause of unilateral blindness and caused 7.9 % of all blindness in Nepal. It is the second leading cause of blindness after cataract. Pressure cooker is a cooking utensil that works with high pressure and heat, consuming less time and fuel but as seemingly easy, the trouble handling with it could be horrible. It may cause serious injury to someone nearby. Here by, we would like to report a case that could rarely happen in kitchen as a worst accident.

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Author Biographies

Dinesh Kumar Thapa, Annapurna Neurological Institute and Allied Sciences Maitighar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Senior Resident Officer

Shyam Vyas, Tilganga Eye Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Rohit Saiju, Tilganga Eye Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Consultant Ophthalmologist & Oculoplastic surgeon

Pravash Rajbhandari, Annapurna Neurological Institute and Allied Sciences, Maitighar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Consultant Neurosurgeon

Basant Pant, Annapurna Neurological Institute and Allied Sciences Maitighar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Chief Consultant Neurosurgeon

Published
2019-09-23
How to Cite
Thapa, D., Vyas, S., Saiju, R., Rajbhandari, P., & Pant, B. (2019). An Unusual Case of Penetrating Ocular Trauma with a Pressure Cooker Whistle. Eastern Green Neurosurgery, 1(2), 29-31. https://doi.org/10.3126/egn.v1i2.25731
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Case Reports