A case of delayed oculocardiac reflex induced by an intraorbital foreign body.

Research paper by Hyun-Seung HS Yang, Dong-Eun DE Oh

Indexed on: 22 Apr '16Published on: 23 Sep '10Published in: Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery


A 56-year-old male presented with a history of left periorbital pain, nausea, vomiting, dyspnea, sweating, and pallor. His left eye was injured by a bomb explosion approximately 40 years ago. Evisceration was performed. There were no cardiopulmonary and gastroenterological findings except mild bradycardia (54/min). CT evaluation revealed a 4-cm-sized, sharp, metallic, intraorbital foreign body in the left orbit. After the removal of the foreign body, the symptoms completely resolved with a normal heart rate (69/min). The authors present a case of delayed oculocardiac reflex induced by an old intraorbital foreign body.