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Occult nonmetallic intraocular foreign bodies presenting as fulminant uveitis: a case series and review of the literature

Authors Sychev YV, Verner-Cole EA, Suhler EB, Stout JT, Vemulakonda GA

Received 28 April 2013

Accepted for publication 23 May 2013

Published 2 September 2013 Volume 2013:7 Pages 1747—1751


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Yevgeniy V Sychev,1 Elizabeth A Verner-Cole,2 Eric B Suhler,2 J Timothy Stout,2 G Atmaram Vemulakonda1

1Department of Ophthalmology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA; 2Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA

Abstract: Intraocular foreign bodies (IOFBs) can complicate globe trauma and are associated with a high incidence of severe vision loss. Occult IOFBs present a particular challenge as they are not diagnosed promptly and tend to present with advanced complications, including endophthalmitis and retinal detachment. In this report, we present three cases of occult nonmetallic IOFBs presenting as fulminant uveitis, and we also review the literature.

Keywords: intraocular foreign body, endophthalmitis, vitrectomy, trauma

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