|Year : 2019 | Volume
| Issue : 7 | Page : 1178
Corneal graphite deposit on anterior segment optical coherence tomography
VS Vijitha1, Anasua Ganguly Kapoor1, Mansoor Mohammed1, Aravind Roy2
1 Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery and Ocular Oncology Services, The Operation Eyesight Universal Institute for Eye Cancer, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Cornea and Refractive Surgery Services, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Date of Web Publication||25-Jun-2019|
Dr. Anasua Ganguly Kapoor
The Operation Eyesight Universal Institute for Eye Cancer, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh - 521 137
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Vijitha V S, Kapoor AG, Mohammed M, Roy A. Corneal graphite deposit on anterior segment optical coherence tomography. Indian J Ophthalmol 2019;67:1178
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Vijitha V S, Kapoor AG, Mohammed M, Roy A. Corneal graphite deposit on anterior segment optical coherence tomography. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Feb 21];67:1178. Available from: http://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2019/67/7/1178/261030
Retained intraocular graphite foreign bodies are uncommon and generally remain inert in the eye. A 16-year-old girl complained of a black spot on her right eye since 3 months following pencil tip trauma. Examination revealed a subconjunctival greyish-black nodular mass with a metallic sheen on the 5 O' clock limbus with involvement of the adjacent corneal stroma and endothelium [Figure 1]a. Optical coherence tomography revealed subconjunctival [[Figure 1]b arrow], corneal stromal, and endothelial [[Figure 1]b arrowhead] hyporeflective material with intense backshadowing. This visual impression will help differentiate pigmented conjunctivo--corneal lesion from other reported mimickers such as melanoma and herpetic keratitis.,,,,
|Figure 1: (a) Limbal graphite deposit with metallic sheen, with involvement of the adjacent corneal stroma and endothelium. (b) Optical coherence tomography showing subconjunctival (arrow), corneal stromal, and endothelial (arrowhead) hyporeflective material with intense backshadowing, with sharp distinction from the adjacent uninvolved cornea and sclera|
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