Traumatic optic nerve head avulsion

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4881 (Published 02 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4881
  1. Amelia Davidson, ophthalmology registrar1,
  2. Daniel Jackson, ophthalmology registrar 1,
  3. Sally Painter, ophthalmology registrar 1,
  4. Bina Parmar, consultant ophthalmic surgeon2
  1. 1Department of Ophthalmology, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, UK
  2. 2Department of Ophthalmology, Milton Keynes Hospital, Milton Keynes, UK
  1. Correspondence to: amelia.davidson{at}nhs.net

A 7 year old boy injured his right eye while riding a bicycle. The handlebar was presumed to have impacted the globe resulting in gouging contusion injury. He presented with extensive soft tissue damage to the eye and orbit. The eye was proptosed with marked restriction of …

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