Fish hook injury to the eye and its management

  • Sangeetha Jeganathan st johns medical college hospital bangalore
  • Suneetha Nithyanandam
  • Reji K. Thomas
  • Shubashree Karat
Keywords: advance-and-cut technique, fish hook, open globe injury, visual outcome


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.


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How to Cite
Jeganathan, S., Nithyanandam, S., Thomas, R., & Karat, S. (2020). Fish hook injury to the eye and its management. Asian Journal of Ophthalmology, 17(2), 222-226.
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