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Abstract

BLUNT OCULAR TRAUMA IN A 42 YEAR OLD WOMAN: THE IMPORTANCE OF PROMPT REFERRAL FROM PRIMARY HEALTHCARE SETTING IN MANAGEMENT– CASE REPORT

*Iyanam V. E., Udoh S. B. and Akpan S. I.

ABSTRACT

University of Uyo, Nigeria. ABSTRACT Trauma to the Eye and its adnaexae, especially blunt trauma is a common phenomenon associated with modern urban living. It contributes significantly to blindness globally. Its management requires prompt referal to, and evaluation by, the Ophthalmologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment if complications including blindness is to be averted. We report a case of a 42 year old housewife who presented with pain, swelling, reduced and double vision of the left eye and headache of six hours prior to presentation. These symptoms started when she was struct on the left eye with a fisted right hand by a male neighbour during a duel. She had first presented to a chemist shop and was given some over the counter medications including oral NSAID before presenting to the Primary Care Physician. Brief examination showed a young woman in pain distress, restless, not pale, afebrile and nondehydrated. Ocular examination revealed reduced Visual Acuity (VA) in the left eye, edematous and tender lid, conjunctival injection, hazy cornea and hyphema, among other findings. After brief evaluation at the primary care setting, she was quickly referred to Ophthalmologist who promptly evaluated and treated her with good outcome. We recommend that blunt ocular trauma should be promptly referred from primary care setting to Ophthalmologist for quick evaluation and definitive treatment so as to avert avoidable irreversible ocular morbidity.

Keywords: Ocular trauma, primary care, prompt referral, ophthalmologist.


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