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October 1975

Surgical Management of Nonmagnetic Intraocular Foreign Bodies

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1975;93(10):1003-1006. doi:10.1001/archopht.1975.01010020785010

• Selected nonmagnetic, intraocular foreign bodies can be successfully removed from the posterior segment by a modification of the pars plana vitrectomy technique using foreign-body forceps. Opacities of the ocular media are cleared and the foreign body mobilized using the vitrectomy instrument. The foreign body is extracted, under direct visualization, with forceps. Reflex-free illumination is provided by an intraocular, fiberoptic light source. The globe is supported with a double Flieringa ring to prevent collapse after removal of the formed vitreous. Retinal reattachment surgery can be performed during the same operation if indicated.

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