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A case of an intraocular glass piece that has remained quiescent for four years

Farheen Fatima1, Zubaida Sirang2, Azam Ali1, Nauman Chaudhry3, Khabir Ahmad1
Ophthalmol J 2020;5:5-7.


An intraocular foreign body (IOFB) is mainly acquired via a penetrating globe injury. Some foreign bodies like glass have an inert nature, and the timing of intervention can be delayed, but foreign bodies like metals have a toxic effect on the eye and require urgent removal.

We present a case of a young male with a penetrating globe injury following a road traffic accident. He acquired a foreign body glass piece in his left eye, which was initially missed. Upon thorough examination, it was found at the inferotemporal quadrant of the retina. Considering the inert nature of IOFB and the risks of bleeding and damage to the surrounding intraocular structures, we decided not to remove it. The patient has been stable for four years with good vision in the same eye.

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