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Klin Oczna. 2010;112(1-3):77-81.

[Clinical characteristics of penetrating ocular injuries with intraocular foreign body. Part II. Diagnostics and treatment].

[Article in Polish]

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  • 1Kliniki Okulistyki Uniwersytetu Medycznego w BiaƂymstoku.


Ocular trauma remains a major cause of blindness, particularly in the working-age population. Intraocular foreign bodies (IOFBs ), frequently accompany penetrating ocular injuries and can lead to increased ocular morbidity. In this paper, based on published reports and their authors clinical experience, we discuss questions of advantages and disadvantages of three imaging methods (radiology, ultrasound and tomography), and evaluate the value of these methods in the diagnosis of IOFBs. Authors discuss also management options in patients with IOFB injuries and describe techniques of primary surgical repair and foreign body removal, especially pars plana vitrectomy.

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