An Infant Case of Recurrent Globe Luxation

Tomar Güneysu S., Derinöz Güleryüz O.

ARCHIVES OF TRAUMA RESEARCH, vol.10, pp.232-234, 2021 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 10
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/atr.atr_47_21
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), EMBASE, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.232-234
  • Keywords: Infant, recurrent globe luxation, spontaneous globe luxation, syndromic baby
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Even though globe luxation is a quite rare eye problem observed in the pediatric emergency department, it is quite vital since it causes loss of vision. An 8-month-old male patient presented with the complaint of spontaneous eye protrusion. Eye manipulations that would increase intraocular pressure were avoided and the eye was quickly covered with a dressing to keep the eye wet. The eyeball was placed back performing lateral canthotomy. Unlike the other cases in the literature, the present case is a case of spontaneous and recurrent globe luxation in an infant with a syndromic facial appearance. Early diagnosis and management of the cases will prevent the development of complications.