Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ISSN: 2582-3191)

Case Report Volume 5 Issue 4

Twisted Tale of a Barbed Fish Hook!

Aditya Ghorpade* and Anitha Venugopal

Consultant in Cornea and Refractive surgery, Aravind Eye Hospital Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, India

*Corresponding Author: Aditya Ghorpade, Consultant in Cornea and Refractive surgery, Aravind Eye Hospital Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, India.

Received: March 14, 2022; Published: March 22, 2022


Ocular fish hook injuries should be treated judiciously in view of the damage to the ocular structures because of the barbed tip and chances of the infection due to the bait. Surgical management has to be planned based on the hook type and the area of involvement. If treated in time, visual prognosis can be excellent. We present a case of an accidental fish hook ocular injury to the child, managed by ‘cut it out technique’ with excellent post operative outcome. Early commencement of medical management, planned surgical approach and vigilant post operative outlook are the keys to success.

Keywords: Round Bend Barbed Fish Hook; Cut it Out Technique; Fishing; Penetrating Ocular Injury; Corneal Foreign Body


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Citation: Aditya Ghorpade and Anitha Venugopal. “Twisted Tale of a Barbed Fish Hook!".Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 5.4 (2022): 52-55.


Copyright: © 2022 Aditya Ghorpade and Anitha Venugopal. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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