A case of deep-seated conjunctival foreign body with protracted course Michiko Takamiya 1 , Norio Sato 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol Yonezawa City Hosp pp.341-344
Published Date 2013/3/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410104635
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Abstract. Purpose:To report a case of deep-seated orbital foreign body. Case:A 72-year-old male felt a foreign body sensation while mowing the weed with an electric mower. He visited us the following day for pain, lacrimation and discharge. Findings:Corrected visual acuity was 0.7 right and 0.1 left. The right eye showed hyperemia. The anterior chamber appeared normal. Computed tomography(CT)showed a foreign body adjacent to the eyeglobe. No foreign body was located after opening the conjunctiva. Another session of CT showed a foreign body superior-temporal to the eyeglobe along the equator. Opening the conjunctiva under general anesthesia led to the detection of numerous foreign bodies simulating burs of a plant. Removal of burs was followed by clinical cure. Conclusion:Burs of a plant may be difficult to identify by simple CT imaging. Use of metal piece may be useful as a guide in localization.

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