Traumatic globe luxation with complete optic nerve transection caused by heavy object compression

Yoshinori Kosaki, Tetsuya Yumoto, Hiromichi Naito, Nobushige Tsuboi, Masahiro Kameda, Masayuki Hirano, Yuki Morizane, Takaya Senoo, Eijiro Tokuyama, Atsunori Nakao

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Traumatic eyeball luxation is a rare clinical condition with a dramatic presentation. Here, we describe a unique case of traumatic globe luxation and complete optic nerve transection caused by heavy object compression. A 45-year-old male automobile mechanic was injured when a truck slipped from its supports, crushing his head and face. On arrival, his right eyeball was obviously displaced anteriorly and he had no light perception. Computed tomography revealed complex frontal bone and facial fractures with underlying brain contusion in addition to complete transection of the right optic nerve. The patient was successfully treated using a multidisciplinary approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-88
Number of pages4
JournalActa Medica Okayama
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018



  • Facial trauma
  • Globe luxation
  • Optic nerve avulsion
  • Traumatic brain injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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