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Use of anterior segment optical coherence tomography in a penetrating eye injury
  1. K C Madhusudhana,
  2. P Hossain,
  3. M Thiagarajan,
  4. R S B Newsom
  1. Southampton Eye Unit, Southampton, United Kingdom
  1. Correspondence to: MrRichard Newsom Consultant Ophthalmologist, Southampton Eye Unit, Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD, United Kingdom; Richard.Newsom{at}

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The Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography (ASOCT) is a new imaging modality that allows cross-section imaging of the anterior segment at high resolution. This can be performed even in presence of corneal opacification.1 We report a case of penetrating corneal injury in a professional falconer. Following primary repair, the anterior segment was assessed post-operatively using ASOCT, which revealed the extent of anterior segment injury despite the presence of corneal oedema.

Case report

A 23-year-old falconer presented with a penetrating injury to his left eye sustained while flying a red kite (Milvus milvus). The bird’s “talon” had caught the eye on landing. Examination showed hand-movements vision, a 3.5 mm nasal corneo-limbal perforation with iris …

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