Optic nerve avulsion after finger-poke injury

Tapan P. Patel, Erica L. Archer, Jonathan D. Trobe

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Abstract

We present a case of optic nerve avulsion as a result of finger-poke injury to the eye. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography demonstrated a plunging cup indicative of the avulsion, a finding not previously described. Optic nerve avulsion is a form of anterior indirect traumatic optic neuropathy evoked by a sudden severe rotation at the junction of the optic nerve and globe induced, in this case, by penetration of the finger into the nasal orbit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-59
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology

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