Late central visual recovery after traumatic globe displacement into the maxillary sinus

Sandy X. Zhang-Nunes, Imran Jarullazada, Ronald Mancini

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Abstract

Globe prolapse into the maxillary sinus after trauma is rare and usually portends a very poor visual prognosis. The authors present an unusual case of late restoration of central vision after such trauma. A 20-year-old man presented after motorcycle injury with a large right floor and medial orbital wall fracture with displacement of the globe into the maxillary sinus. The patient had no light perception on initial exam and was emergently taken to the operating room for globe exploration. No globe rupture was found, and the right orbital floor and medial wall fractures were repaired. Three days of intravenous methylprednisolone at 250 mg every 6 hours was administered postoperatively with no change in visual status, and the patient was discharged home on a rapid oral prednisone taper. At postoperative week 6, vision had returned to 20/20 OD centrally. Visual field testing revealed a central tunnel of vision. The patient's visual function continues to remain stable 2 years after the initial trauma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalOphthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2012

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Maxillary Sinus
Wounds and Injuries
Orbital Fractures
Motorcycles
Prolapse
Methylprednisolone
Operating Rooms
Prednisone
Visual Fields
Rupture
Light

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgery

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Late central visual recovery after traumatic globe displacement into the maxillary sinus. / Zhang-Nunes, Sandy X.; Jarullazada, Imran; Mancini, Ronald.

In: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 28, No. 1, 01.2012.

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