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A 15-year-old-boy with an optic neuropathy
Digital Journal of Ophthalmology 2017
Volume 23, Number 4
December 5, 2017
DOI: 10.5693/djo.03.2015.06.001
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David B. Lazar, MD | Department of Ophthalmology, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Adham B. Hariri, MD | Department of Ophthalmology, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana
A 15-year-old boy with no past medical or ophthalmic history presented at the Ochsner Hospital and Medical Center, New Orleans, 3 days after having been accidentally shot in his left temple with an air gun from distance of approximately 1 foot. The pellet lodged in his posterior left orbit. On examination in the emergency department, his visual acuity was 20/20 in the right eye and 20/25 in the left eye.