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March 1943

REPEATED PLACEMENT OF FOREIGN BODIES INTO INFERIOR FORNIX: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

Medical Corps, Army of the United States

Arch Ophthalmol. 1943;29(3):486-487. doi:10.1001/archopht.1943.00880150160012

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Abstract

The accompanying illustration shows the sharp splinters of glass (fifteen large, one small) up to 7 mm. in length removed from the interior fornix of the left eye of a 15 year old girl at five visits during a period of twenty-two days. The history given on each occasion was that while drying a water tumbler she accidentally struck a cabinet, causing broken glass to fly into her eye.

The guardian, who brought the patient to my office, had not been able to apprehend her in the act. At each visit from one to five fragments were removed. The glass was light pink, clear and light blue, respectively, at the first three visits. At the fourth visit it was both light blue and pink. At the last visit it was pink. The right eye was never involved. No ocular abnormality was found. The vision was 20/50 in each

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