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

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



Firecracker injury

Photo by Professor Chua Chung Nen

This 16 year-old sustained firecracker injury during Hari Raya celebration. The blunt force of the firecracker caused superior eyelid laceration, iridodialysis, hyphaema, traumatic cataract and vitreous haemorrhage. The intraocular pressure was normal. The eyelid was sutured and the eye was treated with cycloplentalate 1% tds, topical steroid (betamethasone drop qds) and topical antibiotic (chloramphenicol qds).


Eyelid laceration, iridodialysis, traumatic cataract and hyphaema.


A close-up view of the above.

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