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Tami Blum-Hareuveni, Uri Rehany, Shimon Rumelt
BACKGROUND: Complications associated with the use of extra-oral traction devices (orthodontic headgear or facebow) including facial and ocular injuries, are considered infrequent. METHODS: We describe the case of a 12-year-old boy who was inadvertently injured by the metallic bow of orthodontic headgear during sleep and developed blinding intra-ocular infection (endophthalmitis). RESULTS: The injury resulted in corneal perforation. Visual acuity at presentation was 20/60 but deteriorated rapidly to light perception despite prompt medical and surgical treatment for endophathalmitis...
February 2006: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
H Savir, E Henig, N Lehrer
Three cases of exogenous mycotic infections of the eye are presented. The first is a case of keratitis in a patient suffering from glaucoma simplex who removed a foreign body from the cornea, caused by Fusarium solani, generally known as a saprophytic soil and plant inhabitant. As factors predisposing the patient to infection, trauma to the cornea like injury by a foreign body, as well as the preexisting disease of the eye, are discussed. The other case illustrates the change in the pathogenicity of an otherwise innocent fungus like Penicillium, which penetrated the sclera after injury of the eye by a broken airpiece of a drill and caused a severe endophathalmitis...
August 1978: Annals of Ophthalmology
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