In this communication it is not proposed to enter into a lengthy discussion of the various problems encountered in the diagnosis and management of intra-ocular foreign bodies ; the intention is rather to analyze the histories in a series of 300 cases of retained foreign bodies in the globe. A review of the recent literature was made in an effort to clarify and evaluate the present trends and more generally accepted methods of treatment. As the study proceeded, it became more and more evident that this topic is still in an amazing state of confusion and more or less resolves itself into a personal equation, the solution of which depends for the most part on the individual preference or whim of the author consulted.
One notes, however, the beginning of a more conservative approach ; especially is this attitude in evidence among those oculists having the greatest experience. There is sufficient evidence
STOKES WH. RETAINED INTRA-OCULAR FOREIGN BODIES: A CLINICAL STUDY, WITH A REVIEW OF THREE HUNDRED CASES. Arch Ophthalmol. 1938;19(2):205–216. doi:10.1001/archopht.1938.00850140047005
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