SCIENTIFIC POSTER

Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body by 25 Gauge Microincision Vitrectomy by Pelin Yilmazbas, Sibel Doguizi, Mehmet Ali Sekeroglu, Turkey


ABSTRACT

Purpose:

To evaluate the safety and visual outcomes in patients with posterior segment intraocular foreign body (IOFB) that underwent 25-Gauge microincision vitrectomy surgery (25-G MIVS).

Methods:

In this retrospective study, we investigated patients who performed 25-G MIVS on 8 patients with IOFB through corneal clear incision. We analyzed patients demographics, causes of injury, wound site, IOFB characteristics and visual acuity.

Results:

All patients were men and the median age was 28.8 years. All IOFB were metallic. The entrance wound involved cornea in 6 cases and limbus in 2 cases. Following extraction of traumatic cataract by clear corneaL phacoemulsification, a standard 25-g MIVS was performed to release the IOFB. Visual acuity improved in all patients. No complications related to the procedure were observed.

Conclusions:

In conclusion, 25-g MIVS is an effective and safe method in the management of posterior IOFB associated with anterior segment and lens injury.


CONTACT DETAILS

 

Pelin Yilmazbas, Sibel Doguizi, Mehmet Ali Sekeroglu
SBU Ankara Ulucanlar Eye Training Hospital
Ankara
Turkey
Email : pelintaner@hotmail.com
Cell Phone: +905324637651
Work Phone: +903123126261