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Repeated Error During Removal of Metal Non Magnetic IOFB: Perseverare Diabolicum

Introduction: In case of magnetic foreign body my safety exit technique is to use always a magnet to immobilize the foreign body that fluctuates in the vitreous or that is stucked on the retina and contemporarily to grab it with a Machmer diamond dusted forceps. More over the magnet allows you to turn the foreign body in the best position for its extraction. In this case you can reduce to the minimum the opening for the extraction both in...

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Surgery in a Hurry with Sudden Visualization of IOFB

The patient after trauma with subacute endophthalmitis due to postponed diagnosis of the foreign body was treated by facoemulsification and 23 G pp-vitrectomy. The lens capsule was left for the further artificial lens implantation, but due to severe vitreous inflammation the lens capsule was removed for more precise peripheral vitreous removal. After core vitrectomy the rupture of the central retina nasally from the disc was diagnosed. The...

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Blunt and Penetrating Trauma Due to Fireworks in a 11 Old Boy

A severe trauma caused by bilateral bulbar explosion in a 11 years old boy came to my attention after 6 months from the trauma . One eye left, no light percetion.The second eye with light percetion and operated with MIVS 23G PPV. A dense Viteous hemorrhage was removed. Tractional RD was managed with the removal of ERM, ILM (blue assisted) final. Heavy Silicone oil tamponade. A visual acuity of 0,1 was achived af ter some weeks. Three...

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Old Intraretinal IOFB: Remove or Face Siderosis?

Rationale: If a patient is found to have an old, intraretinal, encapsulated IOFB close to the fovea and the eye has full vision, a very difficult dilemma must be faced. Either the IOFB is left in situ or it is to be removed. Leaving it behind saves the patient from all of the possible intraoperative and early postoperative risks, ranging from endophthalmitis to PVR. However, the risk of siderosis will never completely subside, and the...

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Utilization of a New IOFB Forceps

Media not available due to technical recording problems. EVRS is very sorry for the inconvenience.   Purpose: To evaluate the benefits of a new instrument in removing intraocular foreign bodies. Methods: The new instrument was designed to facilitate removal of intraocular foreign bodies that are too large to fit into the traditional Grieshaber intraocular foreign body forceps. The new design was specifically created to allow better...

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