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May 1977

Intraocular Wooden Foreign Body Clinically Resembling a Pearl Cyst

Author Affiliations

From the Oncology Unit, Retina Service, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(5):835-836. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450050113013

• Five years after injuring his right eye With a wooden arrow, an 11-year-old boy had an iris lesion resembling a pearl cyst. Surgery demonstrated an intraocular wooden foreign body. Wooden foreign bodies are uncommon but may be surprisingly well tolerated if uncontaminated. A differential diagnosis of iris mass lesions in the posttraumatic eye is provided.

(Arch Ophthalmol 95:835-836, 1977)

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