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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 1340

Inert angle foreign body with late manifestation

Department of Glaucoma, Aravind Eye Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Web Publication22-Jul-2019

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Dr. Premanand Chandran
Department of Glaucoma, Aravind Eye Hospital, Avinashi Road, Coimbatore - 641 014, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2137_18

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Segi A, Thilagar SP, Chandran P. Inert angle foreign body with late manifestation. Indian J Ophthalmol 2019;67:1340

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Segi A, Thilagar SP, Chandran P. Inert angle foreign body with late manifestation. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2022 May 22];67:1340. Available from: https://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2019/67/8/1340/263137

A 26-year-old male presented with defective vision and pain in the right eye since 3 days. He gave a history of trauma to the right eye 18 years ago. Visual acuity in the right eye was 20/40. Slit-lamp examination showed circum corneal congestion, full-thickness corneal scar superonasally, inferior corneal edema, deep anterior chamber, and clear lens [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b. Intraocular pressure was 16 mmHg. Gonioscopy revealed a foreign body in the inferior angle [Figure 1]c. Posterior segment examination was normal. He underwent foreign body removal, and at final follow-up, his eye was quiet with 20/20 vision [Figure 1]d. Presence of retained intraocular foreign body should be suspected in a patient with recurrent ocular inflammation and history of penetrating injury.[1],[2],[3]
Figure 1: Slit-lamp photograph of the right eye showing corneal edema (a) and full-thickness corneal scar (arrow) (b), gonioscopy showing foreign body in the angle (c). and postoperative picture showing clear cornea (d)

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Thorpe HE. Foreign bodies in the anterior chamber angle. Their management with the aid of gonioscopy. Am J Ophthalmol 1966;61:1339-43.  Back to cited text no. 1
Moskowitz HL. Gonioscopy in foreign bodies of the chamber angle. AMA Arch Ophthalmol 1953;50:319-22.  Back to cited text no. 2
Katyayani S, Chandran P, Vijayaraghavan P. Penetrating injury with foreign body in the angle of the left eye. JAMA Ophthalmol 2018;136:e183064.  Back to cited text no. 3


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