The Ophthalmology Unit,  Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.

The Ophthalmology Department, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.

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Electrical burnt

Photo by Professor Chua Chung Nen

This young man was electrocuted when picking up a live cable three months ago. He lost the use of his left arm and the left face was severely burnt. He had problem in closing his left eyes due to cicatricial ectropion of the upper and lower eyelids. Examination revealed normal vision but the cornea showed punctate staining due to exposure keratitis. Upper eyelid reconstruction using supraclavicular skin graft was performed to improve the lid closure.

 

Left facial electrical burnt resulting in cicatrical ectropions of the upper and lower lids.

 

Corneal exposure at sleep.

 

Releasing the upper lid skin retraction and create a bed for skin graft.

 

Skin graft taken from the supraclavicular area.

 

Appearance of the left eye at 3 weeks post reconstruction.

 

Better eyelid closure.

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