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Siderosis bulbi resulting from an intraocular metalic foreign body: case report

Journal: Revista de Medicina da UFC (Vol.57, No. 1)

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Page : 63-65

Keywords : Retina; Vitrectomy; Wounds and injuries; Optic atrophy; Night blindness;

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Siderosis bulbi is a sight-threatening condition characterized by a pigmentary and degenerative change in the eye that follows the intra-ocular retention of a foreign body containing iron. The main cause of ocular siderosis is penetrating trauma mostly by hammering a steel object without or with poor eye protection. Herein, we report a case of siderosis bulbi after penetrating trauma that was lately treated with vitrectomy to remove the foreign body, and despite treatment resulted in ocular globe atrophy.

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