International Ophthalmology

, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 355–358 | Cite as

Identification and localization of multiple intrastromal foreign bodies with anterior segment optical coherence tomography and ocular Pentacam

Case Report


To report the clinical aspects and the imaging of a patient with intrastromal glass foreign bodies after a road traffic accident using both anterior segment optical coherence tomography (OCT) and ocular Pentacam. A detailed case report was made of the use of anterior segment OCT (AS-OCT) and ocular Pentacam to evaluate intrastromal foreign bodies. AS-OCT and Pentacam were valuable non-invasive tools in identification, localization and monitoring patients with intrastromal foreign bodies. This report demonstrates that AS-OCT and ocular Pentacam are effective and necessary procedures for both the diagnosis and follow-up of intracorneal foreign bodies.


Cornea Glass Anterior segment Optical coherence tomography Ocular Pentacam 



The authors would like to thank Mr. Abdulrahman Al- Gaeed for assistance in OCT imaging.

Conflict of interest

The authors have not received any grant support or research funding and do not have any proprietary interests in the materials described.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Anterior Segment DivisionKing Khaled Eye Specialist HospitalRiyadhKingdom of Saudi Arabia

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