International Ophthalmology

, Volume 13, Issue 5, pp 321–325 | Cite as

Management of postequatorial magnetic intraretinal foreign bodies

  • F. Kuhn
  • B. Kovacs


17 patients with intraretinal magnetic foreign bodies and vitreous hemorrhage are reported. 15 patients underwent a primary surgical repair consisting of a watertight wound closure and removal of the already swelling cataractous lens in 5 cases. All patients had vitrectomy during the second postinjury week. The foreign body was left in place in 2 cases and removed with intravitreal forceps in 15 patients. Total or partial retinal attachment was achieved in 12 patients (71%). Details of the surgical procedure are described.

Key words

intraocular and intraretinal foreign bodies vitrectomy perforating eye injury magnet 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Kuhn
    • 1
  • B. Kovacs
    • 1
  1. 1.University Eye Clinic 13PécsHungary

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