NOV 20, 2019
5th Annual Global Video Contest
IOLs and Implantation, Retina/Vitreous
Removal of large intraocular foreign bodies (IOFB) from the vitreous cavity is surgically challenging. The use of snare is superior to the use of intraocular forceps and magnets as it allows firm holding and flexibility in grasping and extracting IOFB of different sizes and shapes. A foreign body snare, modified from a traditional flute needle, is a relatively simple method that allows removal of IOFB in a safe and controlled manner. The present video presents the successful use of the snare in the atraumatic removal of a 11mm metallic IOFB in a patient with preoperative 20/20 vision. Postoperatively, patient continued to enjoy his 20/20 vision.