APR 27, 2020
Cataract/Anterior Segment, Corneal Refractive Surgery, Retina/Vitreous
In this surgical video, Dr. Pawan Prasher removes a graphite pencil tip measuring over 2 mm in length from the eye of a 17-year-old male. On initial examination, the intracorneal foreign body was seen deep in the stroma with edema of the adjacent cornea. He subsequently extracted the foreign body and sutured the corneal laceration. Although it may not be possible to avoid accidental injuries, timely referral and intervention can help salvage useful vision and prevent devastating complications.
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