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

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

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Penetrating corneal injury

Photo by Professor Chua chung Nen

This 43 year-old sustained a right corneal perforating injury from wire during work. The wound was sutured using 10/0 nylon. At the 6-month follow-up, some cotton fibres were noted in the wound but these did not appear to cause any problems.

 

Right corneal scar.

 

Close-up view of the scar showing the presence of cotton fibres in the wound.

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