Penetrating Eye Injury by Metal Intraocular Foreign Bodies (IOFB): Delayed and Stepwise Surgery

  • Ulrich Spandau
  • Heinrich Heimann


The following chapter describes the surgical management of a penetrating eye injury by IOFB. Two different surgical approaches are described: the delayed, stepwise surgery and the immediate surgery.


Penetrating eye injury by metal intraocular foreign bodies (IOFB) Intraocular foreign bodies IOFB Penetrating eye injury Eye injury Trauma Perforation 

Supplementary material

Video 24.1

IOFB case 1-stepwise surgery (WMV 105334 kb)

Video 24.2

IOFB case 2 (WMV 64777 kb)

Video 24.3

IOFB case 3 (WMV 98067 kb)

Video 24.4

IOFB (WMV 170251 kb)

Video 24.5

PVR redetachment_IOFB (WMV 83183 kb)

Video 24.6

PVR redetachment_IOFB (WMV 111518 kb)

Video 24.7

Total retinal detachment_short version (WMV 21377 kb)

Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Spandau
    • 1
  • Heinrich Heimann
    • 2
  1. 1.University Eye HospitalUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Royal Liverpool University HospitalLiverpoolUK

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