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Spontaneous foreign body extrusion following perforating eye injury.

Abstract:

A structured approach to the management of a perforating ballistic eye injury is illustrated in this case, where initial treatment was limited to simple corneal wound closure and antibiotic prophylaxis. A pellet had passed completely through the globe but the retina remained attached, and it was decided to manage the case conservatively. Two retained foreign bodies were extruded spontaneously some months after the injury when suture removal and delayed cataract surgery led to a virtually perf...

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10.1136/jramc-148-02-08

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience, Biomedical Research Centre
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
Volume:
148
Issue:
2
Pages:
144-147
Publication date:
2002-06-05
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EISSN:
2052-0468
ISSN:
0035-8665
URN:
uuid:e53a9824-29d0-4233-afac-18a093fabea3
Source identifiers:
107235
Local pid:
pubs:107235

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