|Year : 2018 | Volume
| Issue : 7 | Page : 1001
Intralenticular foreign body
Jitender Jinagal, Gaurav Gupta, Parul Chawla Gupta, Jagat Ram
Advanced Eye Centre, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
|Date of Web Publication||25-Jun-2018|
Advanced Eye Centre, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
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|How to cite this article:|
Jinagal J, Gupta G, Gupta PC, Ram J. Intralenticular foreign body. Indian J Ophthalmol 2018;66:1001
A 26-year-old male, laborer by occupation, presented with a history of projectile injury of the right eye while working with hammer. On ocular examination, his best-corrected visual acuity was 20/80 OD and 20/20 OS. Slit-lamp examination revealed a metallic foreign body lying in the crystalline lens [Figure 1]a. Corneal entry wound was noted by the presence of self-sealed full-thickness corneal laceration. The fundus was normal. Scheimpflug imaging revealed the depth of penetration of lens [Figure 1]b. Phacoaspiration with foreign body removal was done. Penetrating trauma with metal foreign bodies is a common mode of ocular injury in mechanical workers.
|Figure 1: (a) Anterior segment photograph showing presence of metallic foreign body lying in the crystalline lens (yellow arrow), (b) Schiempflug image correlating with the clinical finding and showing the depth of penetration|
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