Outcome of pars plana vitrectomy for intraocular foreign body Yushi Sakamoto 1,2 , Norihito Doi 1 , Kumiko Nakao 1 , Akinori Uemura 2 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Kagoshima Univ Faculty of Med 2Dept of Ophthalmol, Kagoshima City Hosp pp.350-354
Published Date 2002/3/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410907643
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We reviewed 25 cases of intraocular metallic foreign body treated by pars plana vitrectomy dur-ing the past 6 years. The series comprised 22 males and 3 females. All were unilaterally affected. Power mower was the major cause of injury involving 14 eyes (56%). The foreign body penetrated the eyeglobe transcorneally in 19 eyes (76%) and transsclerally in 6 eyes (24%). The foreign body was located in the retina in 21 eyes (84%) and in the vitreous in 4 eyes (16%). Preoperative complications included traumatic cataract 18 eyes and vitreous hemorrhage 16 eyes. The preoperative visual acuity was 0.01 or less in 15 eyes (60%). The best corrected visual acuity was 1.0 or more in 13 eyes (52%) after surgery. The visual outcome was significantly correlated with preoperative visual acuity (p=0.007), size of foreign body (p=0.002) and pre-operative vitreous hemorrhage (p=0.001).

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