Successful Management of Traumatic Rupture of the Inferior Rectus MuscleCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Teena Mariet Mendonca,
Senior Resident, Department of Ophthalmology, Kasturba Medical College Hospital, Attavar, Mangalore-575001, Karnataka, India.
A 25-year-old male patient presented with diplopia after a penetrating injury to the right eye. Examination revealed right hypertopia and limitation of infraduction of right eye with rupture of Inferior Rectus (IR) muscle and conjunctival tear. Computed Tomography (CT) of the orbits did not reveal any remarkable findings. Immediate surgical exploration was done and IR was retrieved and anastomosis was carried out. On follow-up after two months postoperatively, he was free of diplopia and had normal infraduction and no vertical strabismus.
Injury, Oculomotor muscles, Orbital trauma
Teena Mariet Mendonca, Gurudutt M Kamath. SUCCESSFUL MANAGEMENT OF TRAUMATIC RUPTURE OF THE INFERIOR RECTUS MUSCLE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 July [cited: 2018 Jul 17 ]; 12:ND04-ND05. Available from
Date of Submission: Jan 31, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Mar 25, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Apr 27, 2018
Date of Publishing: Jul 01, 2018
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: NONE.
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