Abstract

The most common cause of unilateral blindness in paediatric age groups, especially in developing countries, is ocular trauma. Trauma to the eye is very debilitating to the patient; hence, managing various types of penetrating and blunt injury to the eye provide a challenge to the ophthalmologist. It is simply preventable by the supervision
of the parents and caregivers. We will be discussing one such case and our experience in dealing with a fish hook injury to the eye in a 12-year-old boy—the challenges we faced and the precautions we took to give a good visual outcome.