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Case Rep Ophthalmol Med. 2013;2013:369374. doi: 10.1155/2013/369374. Epub 2013 Dec 10.

Suspected endothelial pencil graphite deposition.

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Ondokuz Mayis University, Ophthalmology Department, Korfez Mah, Mehmet Akif Ersoy Bulvarı, No. 84/15, Atakum, 55100 Samsun, Turkey.


A 14-year-old male patient had an ocular trauma with a pencil. Biomicroscopic examination revealed a broken part of pencil into the cornea. Foreign body removal and corneal wound closure were performed in the same day. After corneal repair, there was a grade 4+ anterior chamber reaction just like in preoperative examination. Dilated examination showed a very small piece broken tip of pencil on the upper nasal quadrant of the lens. A small and linear deposition was also seen on endothelial surface. Endothelial deposition and foreign body disappeared with intensive topical steroid treatment.

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