Pars Plana Retrieval of Glass Intraocular Foreign Body

  • Rithwick Rajagopal, MD, PhD
  • Daniel P. Joseph, MD, PhD
  • Rajendra S. Apte, MD, PhD
  • Video
  • Published 2014

A man involved in a motor vehicle collision presented with a large retained intravitreal foreign body in the left eye, presumed to be glass based on the history of windshield shatter. Removal presents a challenge because of the large, irregular shape of the object and its nonmagnetic nature. The surgeons use foreign body forceps, originally designed for removing round BB bullets, to retrieve the glass through a pars plana incision.

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