This article describes an unconventional technique for the removal of a nonmagnetic intraocular foreign body that is too large or too smooth to be grasped by intraocular forceps and does not float on perfluorocarbon liquids. By flipping the patient to a face-down position and allowing the gravitational forces to help remove the object, one can hope to avoid further ocular damage. This approach should be considered in similar cases of very large and smooth intravitreal foreign bodies to avoid severe and irreversible damage to the retina.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Ophthalmic Surgery and Lasers|
|State||Published - Jun 1997|