Case 3: Stellate Corneal Laceration from a Motor Vehicle Accident

  • Yvonne WangEmail author
  • Natalie Wolkow
  • Seanna Grob


An 18-year-old man presented with a Zone I open globe injury of his right eye caused by glass from a windshield as a passenger in a motor vehicle accident. During the open globe repair he was found to have a complex stellate corneal laceration with several triangular components. Care was taken to align all of the apices of the triangles during the surgical repair. Given the complex nature of the corneal laceration, his sutures were removed slowly in a staged fashion over the course of several visits with 2–3 week intervals in between visits. His course was complicated by post-operative photophobia, even after suture removal, which very slowly improved over months.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyHarvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and EarBostonUSA

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