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December 1961

Intralenticular Foreign Bodies

Author Affiliations

New York
From the Department of Surgery (Ophthalmology) of The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1961;66(6):830-832. doi:10.1001/archopht.1961.00960010832009

In certain studies of intraocular foreign bodies, it has been indicated that 8% of these may be located in the lens.1,2 Several authors have noted that if the lenticular injury is not too extensive, removal of the foreign body, particularly a metallic one, is quite feasible, with good phakic vision remaining.

Recently, we have observed 2 patients who sustained injuries resulting in metallic intralenticular foreign bodies. The successful extraction of these foreign bodies with the maintenance of preinjury vision has prompted this report.

Report of Cases 

Case 1.  —A 33-year-old factory worker was seen approximately 9 hours following what appeared to be a minor accident at his place of employment. He had noted a sharp, painful sensation in his left eye at the time of the mishap, and moderate pain until the time of his admission to The New York Hospital on May 12, 1958. Examination at this time

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