Removal of a Linear Intraocular Foreign Body

  • Nicholas D Chinskey, MD
  • Kevin J. Blinder, MD
  • Video
  • Published 2015

A 52-year-old woman hit herself in the left eye with pliers and 20-gauge silver wire. An intraocular foreign body (IOFB) was noted. It was seen on a B-scan, but not on CT (photo and B-scan shown).

The video shows the removal of the IOFB through a trocar using forceps. The IOFB was later found to be plastic. How the IOFB got into the eye (during a prior scleral buckle vs recently with trauma) remains a mystery as the patient was not handling plastic at the time of her injury.


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