EYES CANNOT SEE WHAT THE BRAIN DOES NOT KNOW
Background: Intraocular foreign body (IOFB) is a common ocular trauma and is a leading cause of visual impairment. Majority of the cases reported the occurrence at the workplace and usually related to activities involving metallic objects. Hammering, drilling, explosion and usage of machining tools are among the causes of IOFB. Foreign body in the angle are frequently missed as it is not visualised directly during a routine examination. Thus, a thorough examination which includes gonioscopy and imaging must be done in all penetrating and full thickness cornea laceration cases. Purpose: We report a case of self-sealed full thickness cornea laceration with presence of metal foreign body in the angle. Method: Case Report Result: A 19 year-old boy, presented with right eye discomfort following trauma 1 week prior to presentation. Examination revealed a self-sealed full thickness cornea laceration at 1-2 o’clock with a foreign body found seated on the angle from gonioscopy. A foreign body consist of metal had successfully removed surgically with the facilitation of intraocular magnet. Conclusion: All self-sealed penetrating injury to the eye required a high index of suspicious of intraocular foreign body. An imaging and complete examination with dilated fundus examination and gonioscopy will be helpful to identify the location of foreign body. Hence, definitive treatment will prevent long term complication related to intraocular foreign body.
Keywords:Intraocular Foreign Body (IOFB), Foreign Body In Angle, Ocular Trauma
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