Management of postequatorial magnetic intraretinal foreign bodies
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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 wordsintraocular and intraretinal foreign bodies vitrectomy perforating eye injury magnet
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