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J Liaquat Uni Med Health Sci. 2006; 5(2): 86-89


METALLIC INTRAOCULAR FOREIGN BODY REMOVAL BY MAGNET V/A TRANS SCLERAL PARS PLANA APPROACH

Manzoor A. Qureshi, Shafi Muhammad Jatoi, Siddiqa Gul and Nazir Ashraf Laghari.

Abstract
A young man working in a workshop sustained penetrating injury to his left eye and reported
within 12 hours to Eye Hospital. Plain X-ray orbit confirmed the presence of intraocular foreign
body near pars plana. Corneal wound of entry was repaired with 10/0 suture. The intraocular
foreign body was removed by magnet through trans scleral magnet via pars plana approach
without 3 port vitrectomy procedure. Mild traumatic endophthalmitis was controlled by intravitreal
injection of Vancomycin 1mg/0.1ml, along with topical antibiotic and steroid therapy.
After 6 weeks, extraction of soft traumatic cataract and posterior chamber lens implantation
was done. Best-corrected vision of 6/12 was achieved.

Key words: Eye. Penetrating Injury. Foreign Body. Traumatic Lens. Magnetic Extraction.



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