Trauma ocular por explosão de bombas caseiras

Trauma ocular por explosão de bombas caseiras


Miriam Rotenberg Ostroscki,
Ricardo Sampaio,
Ricardo Suzuki,
Mauro Goldbaum,
Suzana Matayoshi


Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia

versão impressa ISSN 0004-2749versão On-line ISSN 1678-2925

Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. vol.61 no.6 São Paulo dez. 1998


There are few descriptions of ocular trauma caused by explosion of homemade bombs. Generally, this product is used for building a well which will work as an aseptic sinkhole. This report describes two cases of patients who suffered this kind of accident and discusses its managing and prevention. The first patient presented with traumatic evisceration of his right eye, multiple perforations in the left cornea and sclera, sutured wounds in both inferior eyelids and right hand, and perforation of both eardrums. The other patient presented with foreign bodies in both corneas and inside the eyes, cataract, pieces of the lens in the anterior chamber, and anterior synechia in both eyes. In addition, his left leg was mutilated.

Keywords: Ocular trauma; Trauma by explosion; Ocular trauma by explosion


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