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Corneal Foreign Body Extraction

  Channels: Cornea, General | Posted 8/2/2013

Majid Moshirfar, MD; Valliammai Muthappan, MD; Lauren Imbornoni, Erik Ostler, Jared Smedley, and Christina Lippe demonstrate the removal of a small, intracorneal foreign body in a 9-year-old boy following a sand storm. The patient initially presented with sudden-onset foreign body sensation, redness, and sensitivity to light. He was diagnosed with peripheral ulcerative keratitis and treated with antibiotics and steroid drops. The patient was then referred to a corneal specialist, and upon dissection of the the lesion, a small rock was discovered in the cornea.

Cornea • Foreign Body


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