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Indian J Ophthalmol. 2019 Mar;67(3):429-430. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1361_18.

Chandelier-assisted scleral buckling in an eye with longstanding inert foreign body with fresh rhegmatogenous retinal detachment.

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Department of Vitreoretina, Sankara Eye Hospital, Guntur Vijayawada Express Highway, Pedakakani, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Department of Vitreoretinal and Ocular Oncology, Sankara Eye Hospital, Kundalahalli Gate, Varthur Main Road, Marathahalli, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.


Intraocular foreign bodies (IOFBs) present in varied manners which in turn necessitate their removal in majority of the cases. A stone foreign body can remain inert inside the eye for years. Retinal detachment in eyes following penetrating trauma with an IOFB is common, but a combination of fresh rhegmatogenous retinal detachment in an eye with a longstanding inert stone foreign body is extremely rare. We report a case of a 50-year-old male with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment with a longstanding stone foreign body, where we managed such a scenario with a chandelier-assisted, sutureless, scleral buckle without removing the stone foreign body.


Buckling; chandelier; detachment; foreign body; stone

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