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December 1978

Orbital Mass As a Complication of Contact Lens Wear

Author Affiliations

From the Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia (Drs Nicolitz and Flanagan), and the Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine (Dr Flanagan).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(12):2238-2239. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910060540014

• A 26-year-old woman, who was a hard contact lens wearer, had a cystic mass in the right orbit that was increasing in size. Although initial ultrasound evaluation was negative for a foreign body, a history of trauma to the right orbit, two years prior to examination, and clinical findings suggested a retained migrated contact lens with a secondary orbital cyst. Surgical exploration revealed the contact lens embedded in the supratarsal space with an associated sterile, inflammatory intraorbital cyst.

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