Zone 3 ruptured globe from a dog bite

Benjamin P. Erickson, Kara Cavuoto, Aleksandra Rachitskaya

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Periocular injuries from dog bites are relatively common in school-age children, but intraocular trauma is exceedingly rare. We present a 7-year-old boy who sustained a zone 3 ruptured globe injury after attack by a Perro de Presa Canario. At presentation, visual acuity in the injured eye was counting fingers. Surgical exploration revealed an inferotemporal corneoscleral laceration extending 15 mm posterior to the limbus, with protrusion of uveal tissue, which was repaired. Visual acuity improved to 20/40 by the first postoperative month.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-90
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of AAPOS
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology


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