Case 25: Open Globe Injury with Posterior Foreign Body

  • Safa Rahmani
  • John B. Miller


A 53-year-old man presented with 3-week delay of a self-sealed Zone 1 open globe injury with a retained intraocular foreign body of the right eye. The patient underwent intraocular foreign body removal via pars plana vitrectomy. The post-operative follow up was complicated with recurrent retinal detachment from the original strike site. The detachment was repaired with repeat pars plana vitrectomy, scleral buckling, and silicone oil insertion. Patient remains aphakic and attached.


Intraocular foreign body Proliferative vitreoretinopathy Delayed presentation Retinal detachment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Safa Rahmani
    • 1
  • John B. Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.Vitreoretinal Surgery, Department of OphthalmologyHarvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and EarBostonUSA

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