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December 1971

Vitreous SurgeryVI. Removal of Paramacular Intravitreous Body With Magnet and Vitreous Forceps

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Retina Research, Retina Foundation and Retina Service, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston. Dr. Humphrey is now at Hague Towers, 330 W Brambleton Ave, Norfolk, Va 23510.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;86(6):670-673. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.01000010672010

A metallic paramacular intravitreous foreign body that could not be removed by a magnet or vitreous forceps alone was successfully extracted using the two instruments simultaneously. The recommended technique for such a combined use is outlined.