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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 111-114

Successful repair of severed medial rectus following trauma


Department of Ophthalmology, King Georges' Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Siddharth Agrawal
Department of Ophthalmology, King Georges' Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jcor.jcor_90_19

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Direct injury to the extraocular muscles following penetrating orbital trauma is often challenging for the clinicians. The decision whether to attempt primary repair or to have a staged approach is difficult to make, with each having its merits and demerits. We report here a case of direct injury to the medial rectus resulting in its complete transection. The patient was successfully managed by imaging followed by exploration and reattachment of the transected muscle in a single surgery.


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